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Constitutionalism, public policy and discriminatory testamentary bequests - a good fit between common law and civil law in South Africa's mixed jurisdiction
(Tulane European & Civil Law Forum, 2012)
This article investigates South African courts' treatment of discriminatory testamentary bequests in the pre- and post-constitutional eras. It shows a change in judicial attitude towards such bequests from an accommodating, ...
Unfunded mandates: Directing subnational governments
(Deutsche Förschungsinstitut fur Öffentlichen Verwaltung, 2012)
Unfounded mandates are an extreme manifestation of the phenomenon of governing from the centre; the federal government through various strategies imposes national mandates on state and local governments at the expense of ...
Letting the numbers speak: Census 2011
(Local Government Bulletin, 2012)
The South African Statistics Council has released the much-anticipated Census 2011 results. Its report provides relevant and timely information on a wide range of matters. This article focuses on those results that relate ...
ILO convention No. 189 concerning decent work for domestic workers, 2011
(ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa, 2012)
n acknowledgment of the value of domestic workers in South Africa, 26 July 2012 was marked as the National Domestic Workers' Day. Domestic workers the world over are some of the most important members of society, who work ...
Legislative and judicial responses to informal settlements in South Africa : a silver bullet?
(Stellenbosch Law Review, 2012)
The growth of informal settlements or slums has been an issue of concern for many, with international initiatives increasingly focusing on informal settlements, particularly the need to improve the living conditions in ...
Engaging the paradoxes of the universal and particular in human rights adjudication: The possibilities and pitfalls of ‘meaningful engagement’
(African Human Rights Law Journal, 2012)
This article examines the disjunctures between the universal aspiration of human rights norms and the complexity of their interpretation and application in diverse and pluralistic contexts. It examines the extent to which ...