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Report back: International Conference on 2019 National and Provincial Elections
Author: Jacob
Published: Jun 19, 2019

On 25 April 2019, the SARChI Chair, Dullah Omar Institute, and Department of Political Studies (UWC) held an International Conference focusing on National and Provincial Elections of 8 May 2019. The key questions at the conference were: Populism, provincialism, womxn, and election credibility The national and provincial elections of 8 May 2019 are regarded by many as the most important since the first democratic elections of 1994. Four key questions were addressed by four panels of experts, with some placed in an international comparative perspective. This event was part of a series of roundtables on human rights and democracy.

Legal Framework for SOE Boards
Author: Dullah Omar Institute
Published: Apr 04, 2019

This research report is examining the law on appointing SOE Boards. This is informed by a need for greater transparency and quality in these appointments. The research shows that the legal and policy framework for these appointments needs urgent reform.

Implementing SPLUMA: A Review of Four 'Post-SPLUMA' Provincial Planning Bills
Author: Xavia Poswa and Jaap de Visser
Published: Oct 25, 2017

The legal framework for spatial planning and land use management in South Africa is undergoing considerable change with a new national Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act of 2013 (SPLUMA) and the adoption of municipal planning by-laws throughout the country. The Constitution permits provinces to also pass laws on the matter. Of the nine provinces, the Western Cape is the only province that has passed 'post-SPLUMA' provincial legislation. This report conducts an interim assessment of how some of the other provinces are approaching this issue. It analyses four provincial planning bills of Mpumalanga, North West, Free State and Limpopo.

Tokomane ya dintlha tsa melao ya go tlosiwa ga Moporesitente
Author: Jaap de Visser
Published: May 09, 2017

Kokoano Bosetšhaba e sa ntse e akanya ka ga Tshisinyo ya go tlhoka Tshepo mo go Moporesitente. Kgotlatshekelo ya Molaotheo e setse e kopilwe go atlhola ka ga go pateletsa tiriso ya ditlhopho tsa sephiri. Mo kgetsing e nngwe e e farologaneng, Kgotlatshekelo ya Molaotheo e kopilwe go dira katlholo ka go tlosiwa mo tirong ka ntlha ya ditatofatso tsa ditlolomolao ga Moporesitente. Tse ke tshobokanyo e e ka ga dintlha tse Molaotheo o di laelang mabapi le gore Moporesitente o tlosiwa jang mo maemong a gagwe.