SOE Failures, Accountability and You
Author: Karel
Published: Feb 10, 2020

South Africans have been faced with and negatively affected by SOE failures, most recently those of PRASA and Eskom along with the distressing evidence presented at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry. The infographic designed by DOI aims to reflect on these experiences and provide information to various members of the public. It follows the life of Siphokazi, a young journalist affected by the daily realities of SOE failures. She sets out to provide information to many others like herself on the often intricate concepts and governance challenges facing SOEs. This visual aid raises crucial questions about the public’s power as indirect shareholders and stakeholders in government to hold the relevant Minister accountable.

12th Dullah Omar Memorial Lecture with Higher Education Minister, Naledi Pandor
Author: Karel
Published: Mar 06, 2019

On 9th of October, Higher Education Minister, Naledi Pandor, delivered the 12th Dullah Omar Memorial Lecture at the University of the Western Cape. She said, Adv Dullah Omar is one of the less-referred-to stalwarts of the liberation movement. Yet his influence on our history and still emerging democracy continues to be felt long after his passing.

Pandor praises Dullah Omar
Author: Karel
Published: Nov 21, 2018

The influence of the late Anti-Apartheid struggle stalwart Dullah Omar in developing South Africa's democracy continues to be felt long after his passing in 2004.

11th Dullah Omar Memorial Lecture
Author: Karel
Published: Feb 20, 2018

On 03 October 2017, the founder of the Graça Machel Foundation,Graça Machel delivered the 11th Dullah Omar Memorial Lecture. The lecture, titled ‘A call for a nation’s soul searching’, reflected on the founding principles of the South African Freedom Charter and Constitution. Machel also addressed the spate of violence, moral degeneration and socio-economic inequalities in the country, after which she called for a framework for healing and action.

11th Dullah Omar Memorial Lecture with Graça Machel
Author: Karel
Published: Oct 04, 2017

The founder of the Graça Machel Trust,Graça Machel delivered the 11th Dullah Omar Memorial Lecture at the University of the Western Cape organised by the Dullah Omar Institute. Her topic was "A Call for a Nation's Soul Searching".

OR Tambo Centenary Lecture with Justice Albie Sachs
Author: Karel
Published: Apr 26, 2017

Former Constitutional Court Judge, Albie Sachs, delivered the OR Tambo Centenary Lecture at the University of the Western Cape on 25 April 2017. This was the third Lecture in a four-part series given by Albie Sachs, and the lecture was titled “The Constitution: the negotiation processes that led to South Africa’s first great act of decolonisation”.

La punition des personnes vivant dans la pauvreté
Author: Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative
Published: Aug 12, 2016

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 ».

Jaap de Visser provides commentary on local elections and coalitions
Author: The Dullah Omar Institute
Published: Aug 12, 2016

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'.

Make your Mark: do you know what you are voting for?
Author: The Dullah Omar Institute
Published: Jun 29, 2016

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.

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