Chaque année, des milliers de personnes en Afrique sont arrêtées et détenues en Afrique pour des infractions mineures, dont beaucoup remontent à l'époque coloniale, y compris le fait d'être « un voyou et vagabond ».
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'.
On 3 August, millions of voters will exercise their right to vote and decide who controls South Africa’s 257 municipalities. The stakes are high because municipalities deal with basic services and parties are competing for control of powerful cities, such as Johannesburg, Cape Town and eThekwini.
The Forum of Federations, a global network on federalism and devolved governance, has produced an educational video series on decentralisation. It includes a documentary on South Africa in which Jaap de Visser analyses the history and practice of provinces and municipalities in South 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’.
As part of our 25th Anniversary, we collected the perspectives of a range of individuals who all have in common that they were associated with the Community Law Centre and/or with our founding Director, the late Adv Dullah Omar.
These are the highlights from the 9th Dullah Omar Memorial Lecture which took place on 25 March 2014 at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town. The guest speaker at this lecture was former Constitutional Court Judge Albie Sachs.
These are the highlights of the Constitution-Building in Africa Conference, which took place on 6 September 2013, This was aimed at providing a platform for the critical engagement with current and past constitution-making processes on the continent, drawing on the comparative experience of academics and practitioners.