Mervyn Abrahams delivered the 5th Mzwandile R Nunes Lecture on the 24th October 2013 at the McMillan Lecture Theatre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Pietermaritzburg. The lecture was attended by academics, Clergy from Estcourt and Pietermaritzburg, unemployed youth from Mt Elias and students from Lutheran Theological Institution (LTI), Seth Mokitini Methodist Seminary (SMME), and University of KwaZulu-Natal. This was a thought-provoking lecture that provided the audience with insightful analysis of our contemporary economic and theological context.