- Online Discussion: The Social Market Economy – A Model for South Africa?
- The Need for an Anti-Corruption Commission 13.03.20
- Climate Change Finance Policy Packages and Water Security 10.03.20
- The Budget 2020 – will it do enough to buy the economy some breathing space? 06.03.20
- Regulations to the 2017 Refugees Amendment Act 28.02.20
- Teen Pregnancy 27.02.20
- Violence Against Children 28.11.19
- Gender-Based Violence and the implementation of the Domestic Violence Act 07.11.19
- Decommissioning the SASSA Pay-points: How the elderly pay the price 03.10.19
- BIG- Still a means to bridging the inequality gap? 05 September 2019
On 5 September, CPLO hosted a roundtable on the Basic Income Grant which explored whether a universal grant/basic income grant is still a viable means to bridging the poverty gap. The roundtable discussion led by Isobel Frye of the Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute, and Dominic Brown of Alternative Information and Development Centre used ...
- Eskom Unbundling Explained 29 August 2019
Eskom is South Africa’s largest power utility; which plays a central role in the country’s economy, as it is responsible for 90% of the country’s electricity supply. It was designed as a vertically integrated business model and continues to function as such. It is currently grappling with a financial debt that has proven impossible to ...
- The Basic Income Grant – Still a means to bridging the inequality gap? 05 September 2019
- The Youth Employment Service – Making a dent in youth unemployment
On Thursday, 4 July CPLO hosted a seminar on the Youth Employment Service (YES). Ms Bongiwe Beja, Youth Stream Lead for YES, unpacked the initiative which was launched to create one million jobs and job opportunities in three years (since 2018). The YES initiative is a joint collaboration between government, business and labour. The initiative ...
- Gender Based Violence and the Implementation of the Domestic Violence Act
‘On Thursday, 20th June the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office held a Round table on Gender Based Violence at the Sun Square Hotel in Gardens. The Roundtable was addressed by Ms Lisa Vetten, Mellon Doctoral Fellow, University of the Witwatersrand; AVC Bronwyn Pithey from the Women’s Legal Centre and AVC Tarisai Mchuchu from Mosaic. The focus ...
- Appropriate Technologies and Sustainable Development, 29 May 2019
Science, technology and innovation has a significant role to accelerate economic growth and improve people’s everyday lives. Global technological advancements such as industrial revolutions present both opportunities and threats which need to be taken into consideration in preparation for such interferences, especially for developing countries. The CPLO hosted a roundtable discussion on Appropriate Technology and ...
- Faith Communities: Reflecting on our Relationship with the Living Earth , 21 May 2019
The overall well-being of the human species is entirely dependent on a healthy living Earth. Research based reports such as the United Nations 2019 Biodiversity report, and recent reports by the International Panel on Climate Change Convention, summarises the human contribution to Earth destruction over the years. Which has proven to lead to evident social, ...
- Fordham University Students visit CPLO, 27 March 2019
CPLO welcomed a group of Fordham University students to its offices prior to their visit to Parliament. He spoke on the work of CPLO, its origins, modus operandi and the key areas of work. He answered questions from the group about ‘the struggle’ and issues of refugees and immigration, prison reform and synergies between SA ...
- “Being on the right side of history” Three European responses to the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, 26 March 2019
CPLO hosted a seminar on various European responses to the UN Global Compact on Migration. It was led by Dr Jan Jans. He pointed out how local politics especially the rise of populist parties, shaped the various responses. He also pointed to the increasingly ‘brutal’ language with regard to migrants and attitudes of hostility. This ...
- The Sin of Abuse in Our Church: Attempting to understand it, 26 March 2019
The CPLO hosted a public meeting on the Abuse Crises in the Church. Dr Jan Jans looked at the crises through the eyes of a moral theologian and outlined the recent history of the abuse and the cover ups of abuse. He showed the increasing focused attention of Pope Francis to the issue using an ...
- The 2019 General Election: The Most Crucial Contest Yet?, 12 April 2019
This roundtable discussion was held at the Sun Square Hotel, Gardens, Cape Town, on Friday 12 April. There were three speakers: Dr Shingai Mutizwa-Mangiza (Post-Doctoral Fellow, Political Science Department, University of the Western Cape); Dr Jakkie Cilliers (Head of African Futures and Innovation, Institute for Security Studies); and Mr Andries Nel (Deputy Minister of Co-operative ...