The Parliamentary Liaison Office of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) is the official vehicle for contact and dialogue between the Catholic Church in South Africa on the one hand, and the country’s Parliament and government on the other. It provides an avenue for the Church – as part of civil society – to contribute to debates on issues of public policy, to exert an influence for the common good in areas of political, economic and social concern, and to help shape legislative and policy developments.


Latest Publications

BP 410 Credible Elections Addresses on the Voter’s Roll July 2016

Municipal elections are elections for local government in areas of South Africa which have been demarcated to represent the interests of individual communities.

BP 409 Local Government Overview July 2016

There are 278 municipalities in South Africa. Of these, eight are metropolitan, 44 are district, and 226 are local.

Refugees Digest 7

June 20th marks World Refugee Day. It is worth noting that the number of displaced persons has doubled in the last 35 or so years and has reached the highest figures since World War II.

Upcoming & Recent Events

Intergenerational Poverty, 28 July 2016

“Young people had to hustle for money to be able to go to school. Young people were not free, they were chained to a hopeless reality of humiliating poverty and an unbearable heaviness of being”.

JHB Roundtable – South Africa’s International Obligations: The Domestication of the Paris Agreement, 19 July 2016

SAIIA Boardroom, Jan Smuts House, Wits University East Campus, Johannesburg

The Run-Up to Local Elections, 8 July 2016

On 3rd August South Africans will be heading to the polls for the fifth democratic local government elections. Various questions arise:…

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