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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.

 

 

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  • Gender Based Violence and the Implementation of the Domestic Violence Act ‘On Thursday, 20th June the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office held a Round table on Gender Based Violence at the Sun Square Hotel in Gardens. The Roundtable was addressed by Ms Lisa Vetten, Mellon Doctoral Fellow, University of the Witwatersrand; AVC Bronwyn Pithey  from the Women’s Legal Centre and AVC Tarisai Mchuchu from Mosaic. The focus ...
  • Appropriate Technologies and Sustainable Development, 29 May 2019 Science, technology and innovation has a significant role to accelerate economic growth and improve people’s everyday lives. Global technological advancements such as industrial revolutions present both opportunities and threats which need to be taken into consideration in preparation for such interferences, especially for developing countries. The CPLO hosted a roundtable discussion on Appropriate Technology and ...
  • Faith Communities: Reflecting on our Relationship with the Living Earth , 21 May 2019 The overall well-being of the human species is entirely dependent on a healthy living Earth. Research based reports such as the United Nations 2019 Biodiversity report, and recent reports by the International Panel on Climate Change Convention, summarises the human   contribution to Earth destruction over the years. Which has proven to lead to evident social, ...
  • Fordham University Students visit CPLO, 27 March 2019 CPLO welcomed a group of Fordham University students to its offices prior to their visit to Parliament. He spoke on the work of CPLO, its origins, modus operandi and the key areas of work. He answered questions from the group about ‘the struggle’ and issues of refugees and immigration, prison reform and synergies between SA ...