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A Basic Income Grant: Do we need it?

Section 27 of the Bill of Rights asserts that
“Everyone has the right to have access to social security, including, if they are unable to support themselves and their dependants, appropriate social assistance, and the state must take reasonable legislative and other measures, within its available resources, to achieve the progressive realisation of each of these rights.”1

Three European responses to the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, 26 March 2019

The seminar will provide an outline how and why the ‘European’ response was so mixed: in Belgium the compact was first accepted but next caused a political crisis and the government toppled over it; in the Netherlands (and also Iceland, Lithuania, Malta and Denmark), there was a ‘stipulation’ added within the wider context of acceptance and in Austria, the new right-wing government rejected the compact and refused to sign it (just as in Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Croatia, Bulgaria).

Elections 2019: Who Is Saying What About Corruption?, 19 March 2019

Each day the Zondo Commission of Enquiry provides us with uncomfortable viewing. We are
hearing about the way in which the state was captured and how those at the very highest level
of the state – the former President included – were complicit. Many questions have been raised
about what happens after the Zondo Commission.

Advocacy and Participation in Government Decision-Making, 9 March 2019

“The intention of public participation provisions in the Constitution is clear – to influence government policy outcomes so that they reflect “the will of the people”. Therefore, a vibrant civil society plays an indispensable role in a democracy. It facilitates public engagement with government organs, including legislatures, and ensures that institutions, policies and laws enjoy legitimacy among citizens.” – Nkosikhulule Nyembezi & Sam Waterhouse

Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Mass, 1 February 2019

On 1st February 1997 the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act was passed by Parliament. Since then, many thousands of unborn children have been killed, their dignity and humanity counting for nothing. To mark this anniversary, and to pray for a change of heart on the part of all who disregard the rights of unborn children,
Holy Mass will be celebrated.