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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

  • Refugee Digest 47
      Refugees, Migrants and Displaced Persons. The Holy See has warned against the tendency to use the pandemic as an excuse for ignoring or flouting international law on refugees and migrants, especially in areas of protection and integration. https://nuntiusge.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/UNHCR-71st-Executive-Committee.pdf   Read more: Refugees Digest 47
  • BP 512: The State of SA’s Political Opposition
    1. Introduction An eighteenth century French lawyer called Joseph de Maistre observed, probably disapprovingly, ‘Every nation gets the government it deserves.’ But do nations also get the opposition parties they deserve? The African National Congress is now in its 27th consecutive year of governance; in all that time it has never dipped below 50% of the vote, ...
  • Economic Digest 18
    The Mini Budget & SA’s Huge Fiscal Headache When Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivered his Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) last week, he did not have a lot of room to manoeuvre. He had to cut the budgets of a few ministries and push ahead with a public sector wage freeze. While these measures were expected, ...
  • Family Digest 35 : Homelessness during COVID-19
    “You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat. For the breath of the ruthless is like a storm driving against a wall.”  Isaiah 25:4   Read more: Family Digest 35 211020

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