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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.

 

 

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  • Refugee Digest 44 As the pandemic enters new phases in different parts of the world, it is possible to begin to discern some of the patterns that have emerged during this time. We have been confronted by the systemic roots of the stark inequalities that ravage the lives of millions, the enduring legacy of undisguised racism, and the ...
  • BP 505: Transformation in the Electricity Supply Industry South Africa’s economy and business environment consists mainly of energy intensive industries including manufacturing, transportation, mining, and agriculture. These are some of the main contributors to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and to economic growth. There is a series of connections linking most of these industries – and their abilities to achieve economic growth ...
  • BP 504: Khawuleza: Hurrying Up Service Delivery In July 2019, during the Presidency Budget Vote, President Ramaphosa identified the “pattern of operating in silos” in government as a challenge which led to “lack of coherence in planning and implementation and has made monitoring and oversight of government’s programme difficult.”1 In August 2019 a new approach called the District Development Model (DDM)was adopted ...
  • Environment Digest The ongoing power crisis and questionable interventions: where do our priorities lie? Following the easing of the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions for most businesses and operations during level 3, Eskom warned about the return of loadshedding. This was due to the unreliability and unpredictability of the grid, as alluded to by Eskom’s group CEO, Mr Andre de ...

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