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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.

 

Latest Publications


BP 442 Nuclear Prohibition Treaty September 2017

On 20th September 2017, South African President Jacob Zuma was amongst 35 world leaders to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at the United Nations in New York.


BP 441 Coalition Governance September 2017

To say that the 2016 local government elections ushered in a new era of coalition politics in South Africa would not be entirely correct.


BP 440 Political Party Funding September 2017

As in all liberal democracies, South Africa’s multi-party electoral system is heavily dependent on money.


Upcoming & Recent Events


JNB Roundtable: Migrants and Social Housing, 6 October 2017

In many places contestation for housing has been blamed for Xenophobic attacks against migrants.


JNB Roundtable: Municipal Coalition Governance, 20 September 2017

There is a strong possibility that the 2019 general election will not yield an outright winner.


Municipal Coalition Governance: A model for 2019? 28 August 2017

There is a strong possibility that the 2019 general election will not yield an outright winner.