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.
Refugees, Migrants and Displaced Persons: The desperate attempts by displaced persons to reach Europe continues unabated, as does the tragedy
Refugees, Migrants and Displaced Persons: In this Digest, we continue to explore the wide range of thought being brought to bear on the crises surrounding the movement of people across borders, oceans and through regions.
On 5th April, CPLO held a roundtable discussion on Hidden Economic Burdens. In post-apartheid South Africa, more than 11 million credit-active South Africans find themselves over-indebted.
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The process to choose South Africa’s next Public Protector is under way, and must be completed by the end of August. Parliament has called for nominations and will interview and shortlist candidates over the next few weeks.
What do rising levels of protest and a depreciating economic and political climate mean for South Africa’s future? Is the Rainbow Nation at a turning point?
On 3rd August South Africans will be heading to the polls for the fifth democratic local government elections. Various questions arise:…