Issued by the office of the SACC General Secretary.
A delegation of the South African Council of Churches (SACC) – led
by its President, Bishop Ziphozihle Siwa and the General Secretary,
Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana – today held a meeting with President Cyril
Ramaphosa, and his delegation, to engage on issues of concern about the
country, and to share its own commitment and contribution to the
realisation of the promise of the Post-Apartheid South Africa.
Whilst commending the President for the hope that his administration
represents, the SACC also raised issues of grave concern including the
high level of unemployment, especially amongst the youth; the rising
levels of poverty and inequality; the scourge of substance abuse; and
the need for all of us to act in ways that restore hope to the nation.
The SACC brought to the President’s attention the outcomes of its 18
month-long National Convention of South Africa initiative – a vehicle
for public engagement and the mobilising of technical expertise to craft
practical solutions to Reimagine, Reorganise, Rebuild the South Africa
we pray for – which culminated in the launch of a Civil Society
Manifesto in March 2019.
The SACC welcomes the President’s openness in engaging on these
critical matters. Both the SACC and the Presidency committed themselves
to work together in a collaborative manner, for the benefit of our
country, especially the poorest of our people.
Director: Communications and Programmes, South African Council of Churches
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