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Appeals to new minister of mineral resources to stop mining in water catchment areasWe appeal to the new minister of mineral resources, Mr Gwede Mantashe, that, during his tenure of office, he should stop the growing trend of granting prospecting and mining licences in water catchment areas and other areas of high biodiversity importance. As our nation struggles with severe drought, water security should not be sacrificed for the benefit of short-term economic gains. 7 Mar 2018 Read more

'The department of water and sanitation should be placed under administration' - Catholic bishopsWe are concerned with the severity of financial crisis in the department of water and sanitation and the adverse impact that this has on the ability of the department to fix the bucket crisis in the Free State Province, a province with highest number of bucket toilets. 7 Mar 2018 Read more

Catholic bishops urge mining companies to stop using tax havensThe Justice and Peace Commission for Southern African Catholics Bishops Conference (SACBC) has written to 21 mining companies operating in South Africa asking each to explain why it is using tax havens. 30 Nov 2017 Read more

Catholic bishops concerned about retrenchment crisisWe have taken note of the recent unemployment figures by Statistics South Africa, as well as the recent research findings on unemployment by the University of South Africa (UNISA) and Momentum. 18 Aug 2017 Read more

Catholic bishops ask human rights commission to investigate cancer deaths in KZNCatholic bishops are concerned about the crisis in oncology services in Kwazulu-Natal. They have asked the human rights commission to investigate possible deaths resulting from the crisis. 14 Jun 2017 Read more


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