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The Centre presented it's statement on Poverty and Human Rights in Africa
Author: calitz
Published: Apr 20, 2012

At the 51st Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the Centre's statement focussed on the link between poverty and human rights, paying attention to issues such as access to water and sanitation, criminalisation of poverty and children and poverty.

Local Government Bulletin, March 2009
Author: Alex
Published: Jan 19, 2010

This current issue has articles on Municipal Manager's Appointment, the Congress of the People (COPE), Water Service Delivery, Gender, HIV and Development & the Municipal Property Rates Act.

The Role of Ward Committees in Enhancing Participatory Local Governance and Development in South Africa: Evidence from Six Ward Committee Case Studies
Author: Alex
Published: Jan 19, 2010

This booklet, written by Terence Smith & Prof Jaap de Visser, focuses on the legislative and policy provisions for ward committees; a review of key issues and challenges and findings of the ward committee case studies, as well as a comparative analysis of the findings. The report ends with some reflections on the implications of the findings and some policy and practical recommendations for improving the functioning of ward committees.

Local Government Bulletin, November/ December 2008
Author: Alex
Published: Jan 19, 2010

This is the final issue for the year. It focuses on filling vacancies during political turmoil; implementing the Property Rates Act; the abolition of floor crossing & defining municipal health services.

October's Local Government Bulletin is now available
Author: Alex
Published: Jan 19, 2010

Over the past weeks, the impact of the leadership change in the African National Congress on government has become patently visible. The most important change was obviously manifested in the resignation of the President, three provincial premiers and a number of national Cabinet members, including the Minister for Provincial and Local Government. These significant developments have raised critical questions about the impact that the politics of change will have on local government [excerpt taken from the Editorial]

Masters Programme on Local Government
Author: Alex
Published: Jan 19, 2010

The Community Law Centre offers a highly competitive research and training programme on local government and decentralisation in South Africa and the rest of Africa.

Parliamentary submissions
Author: Alex
Published: Jan 19, 2010

The Local Government Project has made a submission on the Draft Regulations of the Children's Act, 2005 and CSPRI made a submission on the Criminal Procedure Amendment Bill [B42 of 2008]

Review of Local Government
Author: Alex
Published: Jan 19, 2010

Five research papers on the Review of Local Government are available for download.

Local Government Law of South Africa Launched!
Author: Alex
Published: Jan 19, 2010

Prof Nico Steytler and Prof Jaap de Visser's book offers a comprehensive analysis of local government law specifically for legal practitioners, municipal officials, national and provincial officials involved in local government matters.

New Publication on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

The booklet, Claiming Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at the International Level, has been written by the Socio-Economic Rights Project's Co-ordinator & Senior Researcher, Dr Lilian Chenwi.

CSPRI Newsletter 31, June 2009
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

The latest CSPRI Newsletter focuses on the article, the UN Committee Against Torture releases List of Issues for South Africa.

CSPRI '30 Days/Dae/Izinsuku' June 2009
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

This month's media reports cover topics on prisoners' rights, South Africans in foreign prisons, sentencing, paroles and pardons, medical parole, etc.

ESR Review, March 2009
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

This first issue of 2009 has articles on Women's access to health; Litigating socio-economic rights; Age-based discrimination in Uganda & Right of Access to Malaria in Uganda

May 2009's CSPRI '30 Days/Dae/Izinsuku' is available
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

This issue reports on the prison related topics of sentencing and parole; conditions of detention; unsentenced prisoners as well as on security and escapes in South Africa and other parts of Africa.

CSPRI '30 Days/Dae/Izinsuku' March 2009
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

This month's issue focuses on media reports around sentencing and parole, health care, medical parole, safe custody, etc.