Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference, General Decree on the Sums Concerning the Alienation of Church Property, January 1998.

In accordance with the prescriptions of c. 1292, §1, the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference hereby decrees that the approved minimum sum be R100,000 (one hundred thousand rands) and the maximum sum be R1,000,000 (one million rands).

The conference further decrees that in order to make provision for variations in monetary values, each of these sums be understood to be linked to the percentage increase (or decrease) in the cost of living indices of the territories within the Conference, to be interpreted and determined each year by the Episcopal Conference from the date of this decree.

Code of Canon Law Annotated (Montréal: Wilson & Lafleur Limitée, 2004): 1787-1788.