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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


Response – A Decaying Public Service September 2016

Last Thursday was a bad day for South Africa’s public sector. First, two of the country’s most senior legal officials were struck off the roll of advocates, the High Court having found them unfit for office.


BP 413 Keeping Learners in School Sept 2016

In South Africa, only half of the learners who start their 12-year schooling journey manage to complete it to matric.


BP 412 Credit-Rating Downgrades A Necessary Evil Aug 2016

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


Upcoming & Recent Events


CT Roundtable: The Green Voter’s Guide, 21 September 2016

Ongoing protests against the lack of access to basic services (often violent and destructive), have become the norm in many municipalities and metros across South Africa, whether DA or ANC-led.


JHB Roundtable: The Green Voter’s Guide, 16 September 2016

Ongoing protests against the lack of access to basic services (often violent and destructive), have become the norm in many municipalities and metros across South Africa, whether DA or ANC-led.


KZN Roundtable: The Local Government Elections and the Future of Politics in South Africa, 14 September 2016

The recent local government elections have been described as a ‘watershed election’ as the ANC lost control of some of the metropolitan municipalities and coalitions at municipal governance.


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