11th Dullah Omar Memorial Lecture

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

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".

12th Dullah Omar Memorial Lecture with Higher Education Minister, Naledi Pandor

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.

13th Dullah Omar Memorial Lecture

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.

Albie Sachs (Former associate of the Community Law Centre)

Albie Sachs, former associate of the Centre and former judge of South Africa’s Constitutional Court (1994-2009). On the Centre as the engine room of the intellectual foundation for the new Constitution…and on combining dreaming, imagining and ‘nuggety research’.

Bulelani Ngcuka

On the establishment of the ANC Constitutional Committee in 1990 and its connection with the Community Law Centre. #DOI30yrs

Constitution-Building in Africa 2013 Conference

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.

Webinar Video: Local Government and COVID-19

On 14 April 2020, the Dullah Omar Institute, together with the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) hosted a Webinar on Local Government & COVID-19. With more than 100 participants, including Ms Bogatsu (MM Frances Baard District Municipality) and Mr Lance Joel (COO: SALGA), we discussed the impact of the lockdown on municipal services, finance & governance.

For the People, by the People: How to Engage with Your Parliament | PPiPP Project

In 2020, we felt the effects of weak political leadership while at the same time a pandemic caused greater inequality in our country. In response, activists came together to deliver services to those who needed it most, and when it comes to holding our elected representatives to account, we learnt that we need to exercise the power we have to protect and defend our democracy. What do you do if you’re concerned about a difficult situation in your community? Who should you approach? We take you through what our law-making bodies (or legislatures) do and the important role they play in our democracy. We’ll also help you understand how you as an activist or ordinary citizen can access your legislatures and why you should do so regularly.

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