Vision and mission: Through engaged research, teaching and advocacy, the Institute 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.


DEADLINE EXTENSION: LLM/MPHIL in Multilevel Government – 2017 Bursaries

The national government, provinces and municipalities play key roles in development and deepening of democracy. However, they face serious challenges: intergovernmental conflicts, maladministration and corruption. A key event will be the local government elections of August 2016, indicating the importance of metropolitan governments as well as the sphere of local government as a whole. This unique, full-time programme deals with the law, policy and practice of multi-level government in South Africa. It combines class room teaching with a practical internship at an institution multilevel government (including municipalities, province, Parliament).

Aug 18, 2016

Jaap de Visser provides commentary on local elections and coalitions

Prof De Visser, Director of the Dullah Omar Institute and local government expert has been providing expert analysis in various media on the 2016 elections and on coalitions. He explained the rules governing elections and particularly the rules impacting on the efforts to build coalitions in so called 'hung councils'.

Aug 12, 2016

Prof De Visser helps draft plan to implement New Urban Agenda

On 28 and 29 July, Prof Jaap de Visser participated in an Expert Group Meeting, convened by UNHABITAT on the sidelines of PrepCom 3 in Surabaya, Indonesia. PrepCom 3 was the third meeting of the Preparatory Committee, established by the UN to prepare for HABITAT 3 in October 2016 in Quito.

Aug 01, 2016

Guide and video on local government elections launched

On 20 July, Jaap de Visser addressed a seminar convened by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung to mark the launch of the book "Electing Councillors" and the video "Do you know what you are voting for? He shared the platform with Deputy Minister Andries Nel who delivered the key note address.

Jul 22, 2016

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Punished for being poor in Africa

Every year thousands of people in Africa are arrested and detained in Africa for pettyoffences, many dating back to colonial times such as being ‘a rogue and vagabond’.

Poor people bear the brunt of the enforcement of these laws. This is a call for the removal of such laws and their discriminatory enforcement.

Thank you to the organisations that were part of the coalition for producing this clip: Open Society Foundations, Southern Africa Litigation Centre, International Commissioner of Jurists (Kenya Section), Centre for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance (CHREAA), African Policing and Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF), Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative at Dullah Omar Institute, Pan African Lawyers Union

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