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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 518 The Rights and Welfare of the African Child
    In November 1999, the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) was adopted by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Organization of African Unity (OAU)2 and entered into force in the same month. After 21 years of its adoption, 50 countries have ratified it.   Read more: BP 518 ...
  • BP 517 The Biden Administration: A New Narrative on Immigration?
    Among the very first acts of President Biden after his inauguration was to sign 17 Executive Orders effectively overturning a number of the more egregious policies of the Trump administration. BP 517 The Biden Administration
  • BP 516 COVID-19 and the Green Recovery Approach
    2020 was a very difficult and confusing year for many. The COVID-19 pandemic caused immense suffering and huge socio-economic disruption worldwide. BP 516 Green Recovery Approach
  • 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

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