Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office

SOUTH AFRICA
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.

CPLO Podcasts

2 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±1 hr 10 min episode every 3 weeks, 1 day
Roundtable Discussions are organized for civil society focus groups and/or MPs who work together on the same pieces of legislation. Outside experts are invited to give input.



A documentary information service is provided, consisting of:

Newsletters: very brief synopses of items of interest and activities of the office
Responses: a short, quick reaction to important events or developments in the area of public policy and political affairs
Briefing Papers: short analyses of topical issues, be they legislative, policy or otherwise
Occasional Papers: more in-depth analyses, not restricted to topical issues
Research Papers: substantive documents aimed at informing the Church’s agenda on a particular topic
Digests: short summaries of new information and analysis on selected topics, compiled by our researchers in the course of their reading and networking