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Roundtable Discussion on Alternative energy sources in South Africa held on 27 November 2014

Alternative energy sources in South Africa This roundtable engaged in a wide-ranging discussion on how South Africans were dealing with the transition to using alternative energy sources. Ms Holle Linnea Wlokas from the Energy Research Centre at the University of Cape Town; Director of Genesis Eco Energy, Mr Davin Chown as well as Dr Manfred […]

Roundtable Discussion on Religious freedom in schools: What works and what does not! held on 26 November 2014

Religious freedom in schools: What works and what does not!, 26 November CPLO, the Catholic Institute of Education, and the Council for Religious Rights and Freedoms hosted a roundtable discussion on religious freedom in schools. The main purpose of the roundtable was to provide an opportunity to discuss the various religions in South Africa and […]

Roundtable Discussion on Mainstreaming disability and the role of the family held on 21 November 2014

Mainstreaming Disability and the Role of the Family, 21 November This roundtable was a collaboration with the Western Cape Department of Social Development and NICRO. The roundtable was addressed by Ms Patisa Momoza, Programme Manager of Services to Persons with Disability of the Western Cape Department of Social Development, Ms Caroline Taylor from Inclusive Education […]

Roundtable Discussion on Wildlife over-exploitation held on 13 November 2014

Wildlife over-exploitation, 13 November The morning of Thursday, 13 November 2014 saw the CPLO host a roundtable on Wildlife over-exploitation. The speakers at the event were Ms Magdel Boschoff who leads the Threatened or Protected Species (TOPS) Policy Development division at the Department of Environmental Affairs; Mr Paul Gildenhuys, the Manager of Cape Nature’s Biodiversity […]

Meetings with Members of Parliament: Ms Cynthia Majeke and Mr Mncedisi Filtane held on 12 November 2014

Meetings with new Members of Parliament, 12 November CPLO hosted a meeting with United Democratic Movement’s new Members of Parliament L-R: Ms Cynthia Majeke (UDM), Fr Peter-John Pearson (CPLO), Ms Felicity Harrison (Goedgedacht Forum for Social Reflection), Mr Mncedisi Filtane (UDM), Mr Mputumi Ntabeni (UDM). In front: Mr Archie Ralo (UDM)

Seminar on Land Restitution held on 6 November 2014

CPLO hosted David Mayson and Rick de Satgé from Phuhlisani Solutions about the various land issues, and especially the new policies on land, from the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. We also had representatives from Rural Development Support Programme, Goedgedacht Forum for Social Reflection, and Justice and Peace. The presentation on the various […]

Roundtable Discussion on Parliament: Degraded or re-invigorated held on 22 October 2014

Parliament: Degraded or reinvigorated? On Wednesday the 22nd of October 2014, the Catholic Parliamentary liaison Office together with the Hanss Siedel Foundation hosted a roundtable discussion to look at the Parliament in SA today. The title of this meeting was, Parliament: Degraded or reinvigorated? The speakers at this gathering were; Dr Zwelethu Jolobe, a lecturer […]

Roundtable Discussion on Teacher training and development – towards better teaching held on 13 October 2014

Nick Taylor spoke to research conducted by JET Education Services on curricula for initial teacher training. They sampled 5 universities that produced most of the teachers in SA and the research showed that there was gaps in the curricula for teacher training. Nic Spaull noted that teachers were not able to impart knowledge properly and […]