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The Gift and the meaning-giving subject: A Reading of Given Time
In this essay the relation between justice and the gift in Derrida’s thinking is explored. The essay shows that an understanding of the ontological difference or the relation between Being and beings in Heidegger’s thinking ...
Going the extra mile: police training on domestic violence
(Institute for Security Studies, 2010)
As anticipated by the drafters of the Domestic Violence Act (DVA), the South African Police Service holds the key to the successful implementation of the Act. Over the past ten years, researchers and independent bodies ...
A guide to the rights of inmates as described in the Correctional Services Act and regulations
(Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2010)
The Correctional Services Act (111 of 1998) was promulgated in 2004 creating a rights-based framework for South Africa’s prison system. In 2008 the Correctional Services Act was amended by the Correctional Services Amendment ...
A common law hydra emerges from the forum-shopping swamp
(Juta Law, 2010)
Relocation decisions: do culture, language and religion matter in the rainbow nation?
(Centre for Family Law and Practice, London Metropolitan University, 2010)
This article turns to culture, language and religion as constitutional constructs in South Africa, in an attempt to clarify their importance generally. The position prior to the Children’s Act is discussed. The article ...
Extending the frontiers of employment regulation: the case of domestic employment in South Africa
(Faculty of Law, University of the Western Cape, 2010)
Domestic workers form one of the most vulnerable and exploited sectors of the workforce in the world economy. In 2002 South Africa became one of relatively few countries to promulgate special legislation aimed at extending ...
Revisiting Plato’s Pharmacy
In this essay, one of Derrida’s early texts, Plato’s pharmacy, is analysed in detail, more specifically in relation to its reflections on writing and its relation to law. This analysis takes place with reference to a number ...
Like running on a treadmill? The 14th and 15th sessions of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
(Juta Law, 2010)
The 14th and 15th sessions of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child were held in November 2009 and March 2010 respectively. The Committee has considered more reports and issued its first ...
The role of constitution making and institution building in furthering peace, justice and development: South Africa’s democratic transition
(Oxford University Press, 2010)
The international community accepts that peace, justice and development are indivisible properties of human freedom and thus wants a more coordinated approach to post conflict recovery. Today, transitions to democracy are ...
The role of sub-regional courts in the African human rights system
(Conectas Human Rights, 2010-12)
The development of sub-regional communities in Africa is not a new phenomenon, but the incorporation of human rights into their agenda is relatively new. In effect, REC courts have introduced a new layer of supra national ...