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 428 Older Persons and Accommodation April 2017

“To deal effectively with the plight of older persons by establishing a framework aimed at the empowerment and protection of older persons and at the promotion and maintenance of their status, rights, well-being, safety and security; and to provide for matters connected therewith.”

BP 427 The National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy April 2017

South Africa’s current draft NAS is intended to be the cornerstone for climate change adaptation in the country and to reflect a unified, coherent, cross
-sectoral, economy-wide approach to climate change adaptation.

BP 426 Morality and Land Reform BP 2017

The question of land reform in South Africa is articulated in the Constitution in very clear terms. The Preamble talks of South Africa as “our land”.

Upcoming & Recent Events

JNB Roundtable: Community Protests: A means to make local government listen? 9 May 2017

Community Protests: A means to make local government listen?

Public Lecture: Amoris Laetitia, 22 March 2016

Amoris Laetitia: Where to from here? Some Thoughts on the Interpretation of the Document

Alternative forms of Land Ownership, 15 March 2017

Government has put forward alternative forms of land ownership to enhance the process of land reform, from collectives to 50/50. What exactly are these programmes and systems, and are they working?