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.
On 22 June, the CPLO hosted a roundtable discussion entitled ‘Downgrades: a Necessary Evil?’ with guest speakers Professor Stan du Plessis, Dr Conrad Beyers, and Dr Jeff Rudin
The so-called ‘born free’ generation figure prominently in a debate at the very heart of South Africa’s present socio-economic predicament.
The issues around refugees, migrants and displaced persons continues to be fiercely contested across the globe.
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On 3 August we took to the polls to vote in our fifth local government elections. In the aftermath various trends emerged; what will the voting trends and results mean for the electorate? Will we see a change in local government accountability and service delivery?
Prof Steven Friedman (Universities of Johannesburg and Rhodes, Director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy)
The persistence of Segregated and Apartheid spatial planning in South African Towns and Cities.