13th Dullah Omar Memorial Lecture
Author: Keathela
Published: Nov 21, 2022

On 16 November 2022 the Dullah Omar Institute hosted the 13th Dullah Omar Memorial lecture to celebrate the memory of a the late Dullah Omar, a person who worked tirelessly towards, and achieved so much, in realising the goals of human rights and democracy. This Lecture's theme 'Reimagining Democracy Through a Social Justice Lens: Reflections on Dullah Omar’s Legacy' was delivered by Professor Thuli Madonsela.

Webinar: The outcome of Kenya's 2022 Presidential Elections
Author: Keathela
Published: Sep 12, 2022

A discussion of the run up to, and impact of the recent Supreme Court judgment, upholding William Ruto's election as the next President of Kenya. The panelists included Dr Conrad Bosire (alumnus of the Dullah Omar Institute, former Chief of Staff in the Kenya Judiciary, adjunct lecturer at Strathmore University) and Mr Henry Gichana (Adv of the High Court of Kenya, Adjunct Teaching Fellow Strathmore Law School and doctoral graduand, Dullah Omar Institute and member of the team of lawyers, representing the President-elect) This webinar was moderated by Prof Jaap de Visser (Director of the Dullah Omar Institute, University of the Western Cape).

Webinar on the prosecution of corruption in municipalities with Adv. Barry Madolo
Author: Keathela
Published: Aug 12, 2022

This Webinar discussion between Adv. Madolo and Prof. De Visser explores the successes and challenges in prosecuting corruption at this level of government. The Webinar was hosted by Africa Criminal Justice Reform and the Multilevel Government Project, both programmes of the Dullah Omar Institute.

Webinar: Special Needs Housing Policy - Progress and Status
Author: Keathela
Published: Aug 03, 2022

This roundtable provided an opportunity for academics, community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations, policy makers and stakeholders to discuss and share insights on the special needs housing policy formulation.

Webinar: Safeguarding the integrity of councillors and senior managers in local government
Author: Keathela
Published: Apr 13, 2022

How do we ensure ethics and integrity in local government, in particular focusing on the role of councillors and senior management? This webinar engages with this question and locates it in (1) the applicable legal framework, (2) ongoing debates about professionalisation of local government and (3) observations about the practice of integrity management in municipalities. The speakers (Jaap de Visser, Phindile Ntliziywana and Fatima Rawat) share recent research, tools and insights into the topic.

Virtual Launch of the Journal of African Law (JAL) - Special Issue on COVID-19 and the Law in Africa
Author: Keathela
Published: Feb 07, 2022

The Special Issue contains articles dealing with the intersection between COVID-19 and the Law in Africa. Drawing on examples across the region, the papers in this Special Issue discusses the relationship between COVID-19 and various aspects of the law. This Special Issue and contributions thereof provide a unique opportunity to examine a wide array of legal issues at various levels – local, national, transnational, subregional, regional – both doctrinally and empirically. The contributions, inter alia, interrogate the adequacy of legal frameworks; the way the AU, governments and institutions have responded to the specific challenges resulting from, and associated with the outbreak of the pandemic; factors influencing compliance; the emerging case law of national courts; and the impact on vulnerable and marginalised groups.

Report Launch & Dialogue: How Transparent is Municipal Procurement?
Author: Keathela
Published: Dec 01, 2021

Municipalities procure goods and services all the time. Many of these are critical for service delivery. Too often, municipal procurement is seen as a matter between the municipality and those who are tendering for contracts. But what about the communities who are affected by what the municipality has procured? Can the communities affected by these contracts find out what services are supposed to be delivered on behalf of the municipalities in their areas?

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