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Civil society and the Global Compact on Migration

On 9 July, 180 civil society groups active in the field of migration issued a joint statement ahead of the sixth and final round of discussions on the Global Compact on Migration (GCM), due to take place in New York. Peter-John Pearson, Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office looks at the most important issues which the organisations asked the negotiating states to be vigilant about. 

Inequality and the rise of populism

With the release of Oxfam's inequality report and more news from financial risk agencies on the brink of South Africa's VAT hike, Mphuthumi Ntabeni considers the world's current financial trajectory - where the rich get richer and the poor are left behind - and looks to Catholic Social Teaching for a way forward. 

A need for democratic capitalism

When Zuma came into office, we had a budget surplus of R20 billion. He left us with a budget deficit of R50 billion and debt of R2,3 trillion. The national budget announced by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba suggests it will take three years to get us back to where we were. "This is provided the looting doesn’t continue; and I don’t see why it shouldn’t, because Zuma left behind on this administration a brigade of looters, which Cyril has still not felt any urgency to rectify," says Mphuthumi Ntabeni who argues that this year's speech showed no imagination, except in the way that it insulted the poor. What we need now, more than ever, he says, is a complete shift in thinking.

Good for the market may not be good for all

While the markets have reacted positively to Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba's Budget Speech, the local Church and civil society have raised concerns on the impact the budget will have on the country's poor and vulnerable. Fr Peter-John Pearson looks at the budget from a position of Catholic Social Teaching. 

Catholic Social Teaching’s judgement on Ramaphosa

A number of people have anaylsed and responded to President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address. Fr Peter-John Pearson reflects on the speech in the light of Catholic Social Teaching. He explains why he thinks that Ramphosa's address does echo poignant issues outlined in Catholic Social Teaching. 

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