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Fact Sheet on Rules for Removal of President
Author: Jaap de Visser
Published: Apr 11, 2017

The National Assembly is considering a motion of no confidence in the President. The Constitutional Court has been asked to force a secret ballot. In a separate case, the Constitutional Court has been asked to instruct Parliament start 'impeachment’ proceedings against the President. Parliament Watch, a collective of organisations working towards the advancement of social justice, the realisation of human rights, and strong constitutional democracy has prepared this brief summary of what the Constitution provides about how the President is removed from office.

ESR Review, Volume 18 No.2, 2017
Author: Dullah Omar Institute
Published: Mar 14, 2017

This second issue of the 2017 ESR Review includes two features, one explores if the Sustainable Development Goals are human rights-based and the other looks at the link between fundamental, elementary, primary and basic education. There is also an insightful interview with Professor Sandra Liebenberg.

South Africa's human rights record reviewed under UPR
Author: Dullah Omar Institute
Published: Sep 27, 2016

Government must end the impunity around torture, make special arrangements to prosecute gender-based violence, redouble its efforts to arrest maternal deaths and ensure that each child has a birth certificate. These are some of the recommendations made by the Dullah Omar Institute in its submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council. They were made as part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a periodic review of the human rights records of all 193 UN Member States. The Human Rights Council will review South Africa in 2017.

Electing Councillors: a Guide to Municipal Elections
Author: Jaap de Visser and Nico Steytler
Published: May 01, 2016

This manual outlines the electoral system for local government in South Africa. It deals with the right to vote, the different categories of municipalities, ward and PR councillors, how to field candidates, by-elections, conduct during elections as well as the calculation of results. It is a detailed manual, designed to assist civil society organisations, the media and electoral officers.

State of evictions report in South Africa 2014
Author: Enoch MacDonnell Chilemba
Published: Dec 07, 2015

Numerous eviction incidents occurred in South Africa during 2014, as a result of which many people were left homeless despite the legal safeguards that should protect them. The courts also decided a number of eviction cases and applications in that year. This study examines these incidents and cases with a view to reviewing the state of eviction in South Africa in 2014 and drawing lessons and conclusions from it.