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  • Offender rehabilitation and reintegration: taking the White Paper on Corrections forward 

    Lukas, Muntingh (Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative, 2005)
    Rehabilitation and reintegration, as contemplated on the scale articulated in the White Paper, will indeed require a very careful approach and consideration would have to be given to the major challenges, such as resource ...
  • Old age pension decision : out of sync with legal developments 

    Chenwi, Lilian; Heleba, Siyambonga (ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa, 2010)
    On 17 March 2010, the North Gauteng High Court finally handed down judgment in the Christian Roberts case, which the Court had heard on 11 and 12 September 2007. It concerns a constitutional challenge to section 10 of the ...
  • The optional protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 

    Chenwi, Lilian (ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa, 2008)
    After the fourth session of the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) on an optional protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), a revised draft of the protocol was produced (UN doc ...
  • Overseeing the overseers: assessing compliance with municipal intervention rules in South Africa 

    de Visser, Jaap; November, Jerome (Springer, 2017)
    Section 139 of the Constitution of South Africa empowers provinces to intervene into municipalities, an instrument to correct serious failures in local government. This article discusses the policy and legal framework for ...
  • An overview of the Constitutional Court hearing of the inner-city evictions case 

    Mbazira, Christopher (ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa, 2007)
    On 28 August 2007, the Constitutional Court heard an appeal against the decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in the Rand Properties case. This case concerns the eviction of poor people from dilapidated buildings ...
  • Parallel Policies: Policies relevant to child safety 

    Redpath, Jean (Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention, 2007)
    The Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention’s 2005 National Youth Victimisation Study indicated the need to explore existing policy impacting on children from a social crime prevention perspective within a rights-based ...
  • Parliamentarians discuss issues around HIV and AIDS 

    Chenwi, Lilian (ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa, 2010)
    During the XVIII International AIDS Conference held in Vienna, Austria, from 18-23 July 2010, members and staff of parliament from 47 countries met on 20 July to discuss legislative aspects of HIV relating to key affected ...
  • Parliaments and the MDGs 

    Chenwi, Lilian (ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa, 2010)
    During the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) summit that took place in New York from 20 to 22 September 2010, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the United Nations (UN) Millennium Campaign organised a meeting aimed ...
  • Participatory Budgeting in the City of Kwekwe (Zimbabwe) A perspective on the Issues, Trends and Options 

    Marumahoko, Sylvester; Chigwata, Tinashe Calton; Nhende, Norman (African Journal of Public Affairs, 2018)
    Towards the end of 2017, as has been the case every year, the Kwekwe City Council produced a budget outlining its various activities for the 2018 financial year. The unveiling of the 2018 budget was, among other things, ...
  • Party manifestos for the third local government elections, 18 May 2011 

    Ntliziywana, Phindile; Bosire, Conrad (Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2011)
    With the 2011 local government elections set for 18 May, political parties are preparing their party policies and manifestos in a bid to woo voters. A survey of the party manifestos and statements ahead of the elections ...
  • A path to realising economic, social and cultural rights in Africa? A critique of the New Partnership for Africa's Development 

    Mbazira, Christopher (African Human Rights Law Journal, 2004)
    he article first sets out the legal framework for the protection of socio-economic and cultural rights in Africa. Some of the reasons that have been advanced for the non-realisation of socio-economic rights as compared to ...
  • The place and role of local government in federal systems 

    Steytler, Nico (Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, 2005)
    South Africa has embarked on an important experiment of creating a decentralised system of government comprising three spheres of government – national, provincial and local. In comparison with international practice, ...
  • The Place of the "Minimum Core Approach" in the Realisation of the Entrenched Socio-Economic Rights in the 2010 Kenyan Constitution 

    Nicholas, Orago (Journal of African Law, 2015)
    The high levels of poverty, inequality and socio-economic marginalisation that bedevilled Kenya for generations led to a struggle for a new constitutional dispensation, which culminated in the promulgation of a new, ...
  • Pocket Guide to Arrest and Detention in Malawi, Lilongwe 

    Redpath, Jean (Paralegal Advisory Services Institute (PASI), Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP), Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR), the Centre for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance (CHREAA), and the Community Law Centre (CLC) of the University of the Western Cape, 2015)
    This guide is for anyone who needs a quick reference to the laws around arrest and detention in Malawi. This may include police, court clerks, prosecutors, magistrates, paralegals and detainees. First there is an orientation ...
  • Policy and practice in South African prisons: an update 

    Julia, Sloth-Nielsen (Law, Democracy & Development, 2005)
    In June 2003, the Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative (CSPRI) released a policy review concerning major developments in penal policy in South Africa since the advent of constitutionalism in 1994. This paper was widely ...
  • The political-administrative interface in local government - Assessing the quality of local democracy 

    de Visser, Jaap (Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2009)
    Municipalities have registered a tremendous democratic and service delivery record, yet the public perception of them is troubling. Municipalities are too often identified with corruption, inefficiency and inaccessibility. ...
  • The politics of sub-national constitutions and local government in Ethiopia 

    Ayele, Zemelak Ayitenew (Perspectives on Federalism, 2014)
    The federal Constitution of Ethiopia provides the regional states - the constituent unit of the federation –with the power to draft, adopt and amend their own constitutions, thereby allowing each of the regional states to ...
  • Position paper on the provincialisation of personal primary health care services 

    Versteeg, Marije; Hall, Wendy; de Visser, Jaap (South African Local Government Association, 2009)
    Primary health care (PHC) was internationally accepted in 1978 as the preferred system for health care. It is defined in the Declaration of Alma Ata and includes essential care, which is appropriate, available and affordable ...
  • Post-election analysis: Editorial 

    de Visser, Jaap (Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2009)
    The 2009 national and provincial elections have come and gone. As expected, the results have reshaped politics. The new President has promised a marked improvement in the service delivery and performance of the public ...
  • The potential of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as a tool for poverty reduction in South Africa 

    Sandra, Liebenberg (ESR Review, 2014)
    Together the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR; hereafter ‘the Covenant’) represent the fundamental human rights commitments ...