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SONA 2020: Towards a New Dawn for SOEs
Author: Dullah Omar Institute
Published: Feb 13, 2020

When President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his State of the Nation Address (SONA) this evening, many South Africans would want to hear what plans are in place to bring them closer to a new dawn where Eskom and other SOEs function optimally.

African School on Decentralisation 2020: Call for Applications
Author: Karel
Published: Dec 12, 2019

The South African Research Chair in Multilevel Government, Law and Development at the Dullah Omar Institute of the University of the Western Cape, and the Centre for Federalism and Governance Studies of Addis Ababa University are delighted to announce the inaugural African School on Decentralisation.

Dullah Omar Institute Makes a Submission to Parliament on the NHI Bill
Author: Karel
Published: Dec 03, 2019

On Friday, 29 November 2019, the Dullah Omar Institute made a submission to the Portfolio Committee on Health on the National Health Insurance Bill. Although the Institute supports the notion of universal health coverage that is aimed at providing South African’s with access to needed health care that is of sufficient quality , our submission highlights concerns about transparency and accountability to members of the public in the governance structures of the NHI Fund.

Don’t let ‘We serve the People’ just be rhetoric
Author: Jacob
Published: Nov 15, 2019

Activists and scholars this week reminded the Western Cape Provincial Parliament (WCPP), during a roundtable discussion on oversight and public participation, that they will turn up the heat so that legislatures can strengthen its oversight muscle. Too often it is National Parliament that comes under scrutiny whilst provincial legislatures escape the public eye.

Dullah Omar Institute’s researcher coaches the winning UWC Moot Court Society
Author: Jacob
Published: Oct 21, 2019

Dullah Omar Institute’s doctoral researcher, Thandeka Khoza coached UWC Moot Court team which recently won the esteemed Annual Child Law Moot Competition. The UWC Moot Team was made up of Amanda Mpedi and Kirsten Lemaine Davids, both in their third year of the LLB programme. This victory was the first in history for the UWC team.

Event takes stock on Implementation of CRC
Author: Jacob
Published: Sep 30, 2019

Prof Benyam Dawit Mezmur, head of the Children's Rights Project was part of a panel discussion looking at 30 years after the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

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