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 438 Choosing Our New Police Leadership August 2017

One of the hallmarks of a participatory democracy is that it provides avenues for the populace – individually or through their organisations…

BP 437 Migrants and Housing August 2017

20 Years of Participating in Public Policy Migrants and Housing…

Briefing Paper 436: The 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report

On 27th June, 2017, the American Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, released the US’s 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report.

Upcoming & Recent Events

A Just Energy Transition in South Africa, 24 August 2017

The recent discussions amongst stakeholders about South Africa’s much needed just energy transition show again that ownership within the energy sector is a controversial topic.

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.

Choosing the National Police Commissioner and the Head of the Hawks, 10 August 2017

Prospective judges are rigorously vetted in a public nomination and selection process conducted by the Judicial Services Commission.