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.
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.
To say that the 2016 local government elections ushered in a new era of coalition politics in South Africa would not be entirely correct.
As in all liberal democracies, South Africa’s multi-party electoral system is heavily dependent on money.
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In many places contestation for housing has been blamed for Xenophobic attacks against migrants.
A number of alleged politically motivated killings, death-threats and violence have taken
According to the latest data released by Statistics South Africa, the levels of poverty has risen in 2015 – 30.4 million of South Africa’s 55 million citizens in 2015 lived in poverty.