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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 515 Covid Vaccination and Migrants
    ‘Do Not Forget the Undocumented….’ “During this global pandemic and national emergency, access to treatment and care for immigrants, including undocumented individuals, is critical to tracking and responding to the crisis. Removing barriers to testing and treatment not only saves lives but keeps all Americans safer.” BP 515 Covid Vaccination and Migrants
  • Briefing Paper 514: Foreigners and township economies
    In September the Gauteng provincial legislature published for public comment the Gauteng Township Economic Development Draft Bill, which has as its main objective the promotion and development of the township economy. This is arguably an important initiative since a thriving township economy is essential for the fight against poverty and the realisation of socio-economic rights. ...
  • BP 513: Children in Jeopardy UK, US & SA Policies on Unaccompanied Minors & Migrant Youth
    Introduction   Over the past few weeks, two events have underlined the extreme vulnerability of migrant children as well as the noticeable lack of political will by governments to act in their best interests. Statistics earlier this year estimated that migrants under the age of 18 constituted 12% of the global population of people on the ...

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