Vision and mission: Through engaged research, teaching and advocacy, the Centre supports processes in South Africa and the region to build inclusive, resilient states that are accountable to citizens and responsive to human rights. It aims to be the leading think tank on multi-level governance and human rights in Africa.


Consultancy job to draft the Concept Note for the 2016 Day of the African Child

The Community Law Centre’s Children’s Rights Project is calling for a consultant to produce a concept note for the commemoration of the Day of the African Child (DAC) 2016 on the theme, “Conflict and Crisis in Africa: Protecting all children’s rights”.

Aug 14, 2015

Apply now for one year masters bursaries

The SARChI Chair in Multilevel Government, Law and Policy at the University of the Western Cape is offering four prestigious one year bursaries. The Community Law Centre, as a partner of the Centre of Excellence in Food Security, offers an additional bursary. The bursaries, for full-time study on campus, include study fees, a generous monthly stipend, and IT equipment.

Jul 30, 2015

Register for the free online Transparency and Anti-Corruption course

On 31 August, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) Chile, a project based at Diego Portales University in Chile, will launch a free online course on Transparency and Anti-Corruption. The course will deal with good governance issues, emphasising transparency and anti-corruption practices in the public domain.

Jul 28, 2015

Community Law Centre becomes Dullah Omar Institute!

After 25 years of realising the democratic values and human rights through engaged research, teaching and advocacy, the Community Law Centre will convert into an institute. On 19 August 2015, when it celebrate its 25th Anniversary it will assume a new name Dullah Omar Institute for Constitutional Law, Governance and Human Rights, after its founding director.

Jul 17, 2015

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UWC Community Law Centre's 9th Dullah Omar Memorial Lecture

Highlights from the 9th Dullah Omar Memorial Lecture which took place on 25 March 2014. The guest speaker at this lecture was former Constitutional Court Judge Albie Sachs.

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