SACBC Again Offers Another Job Opportunity

Bishop A. Gabuza – SACBC Social Action Department

You want to be a Director of SACBC Siyabhabha Trust.  There is the opportunity. Hurry up!



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SACBC Job Vacancy

Are you qualified in Bookkeeping and not working? Rush for this offer and join SACBC Family. It is urgent.



World Meeting of Families Updates

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Hurry up and book now before it is too late.

It is now exactly one year towards this event.  By 21 – 27 August 2018, we will certainly be in Dublin, Ireland, for the World Meeting of Families.  This is an event never to be missed by any member of any family.  Make yourself proud, count yourself amongst those who consider themselves and their families important.  Make that booking now!!

We previously spoke of the closing date of 31 August 2017 for our accommodation deposit of R5000.  Well, you can still make that deposit.  The due date has been extended to end of October 2017. 

The projected price of R 35,680 is being REVIEWED for the best (much cheaper).  This is after some families have expressed their concerns, especially about accommodation costs.  Keep your eyes and ears open for a more improved offer, to be presented to you sometime in September.  The package will hopefully include:

  • Flights
  • 6 nights accommodation in Dublin
  • Daily breakfast & dinner
  • Daily return shuttle from the hotel to the RDS centre
  • Transfer from and to airport
  • Registration fees for the World Meeting of Families

Please note that a VISA is not needed when travelling to Ireland.

Kindly make that deposit today, as follows:

The remaining trip amount must all be paid by 30th June 2018.

Included in this email are two posters.  Please post them on your notice boards, especially the one with our contact details on it.

You may visit the Congress Website on:


Be blessed   Mr. Ali and Mrs. Ntsako Motiang

0824906346 or 0780883799

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SACBC Justice and Peace Commission Calls on the Government to Convene an Unemployment Summit

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We 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.

We are deeply worried about the levels of retrenchment and unemployment in our country.

All the sectors of our economy are shedding jobs and expanding the ranks of the unemployed at an accelerated and alarming rate. In the mining sector alone, more than 70‚000 mine workers have lost their jobs in the past two years. We feel the pain of the thousands of South Africans who are unemployed and those who are victims of retrenchments.

The current retrenchment and unemployment trends demand a decisive and strategic action to reverse the escalation in the job crisis. We therefore join the calls for a job summit to discuss the ongoing retrenchments and the measures to expand job creation in the tough economic climate. The summit should be convened as a matter of urgency.

We also demand a moratorium on all retrenchments in all sectors, while awaiting the outcomes of the job summit.

The job summit should not shy away from discussing and pursuing job creation through macro-economic reforms and mitigation of the current political uncertainties. Our country needs a macro-economic framework that it is increasingly labour-absorbing and equitable in its distribution patterns.

We believe that efforts to cushion the effects of unemployment crisis on vulnerable families should be strengthened through expanded and sustained access to social protection. We therefore condemn the delays in the implementation of the unemployment insurance amendment bill which has been sent back to the Parliament for corrections.

 For further information, kindly contact:

Bishop Abel Gabuza.

Phone number: 053 831 1861 or 053 831 1862.


Archbishop William Slattery: Cell: 0834685473

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Mini World Youth Day Registration Has Started

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End of August is the target Date. 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ

 SACBC Youth Office has embarked into a special campaign of mobilising young people from all our dioceses of SACBC to Register for Mini World Youth Day, which will take place in Durban from 3-10 December 2017.

We would like you to help us spread this message to all young people, encourage them and encourage parents to support them to register and pay for this special event in our region.

Encourage parishes and parish priests to support this initiative of supporting young people to go and share this special experiences with other young people of Southern African. South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Malawi, Zimbabwe will also be represented.

Encourage Young people not to waste time but register now and pay before it is too late. Children are not allowed, only Young People.

 The amount to Pay is: R2000 for food and accommodation for the whole period of being in Durban.

For another class of hotels is: R2250.

These amounts are nothing compared to the benefits one is going to get for the whole of 5 days in Durban and Three days in others parts of Durban.

 Remember that transport is excluded from the amount. Different parishes and dioceses are organising transport for their people.

Make sure you let your Diocesan Youth Desk know about your registration so that they can include you in the list of young people who are going from the diocese. No individual going. Together the vibe will be great and together we will enjoy.

 People who are from the Dioceses outside of SACBC (South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland), such as Lesotho, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Malawi have their own arrangements. Just consult your secretariat or parish priest or your Bishop for more information about coming to Durban for Mini World Youth Day.

Visit this link for Registration: WWW.MINIWORLDYOUTHDAY.CO.ZA.

Also visit this link in Facebook to get the details for registration. Registration is online, but if you have some challenges to register online, please contact your diocesan youth desk, chaplain, parish priest or approach the executive of your parish to get assistance of how to register.

Remember we are not guaranteeing you any space if you are late. It is better you pay now before is late.  Immediately when numbers are complete registration will be closed.  I promise you late registration might cause you a problem.  End of August is the target date.  Time of grace might be very much limited. Now is the best.

 For More information regarding this please contact your Diocese, or you can as well contact:

SACBC Youth Offfice

And Fr Mthembeni Dlamini, ( the National Chaplain for SACBC Youth and Young Adults Ministry), Fr Sakhi Mofokeng (Department of the Laity), Or Fr Paul Tatu (Communication and Media Office)

Contacts: 0123236458


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