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December 2012's Article 40 is available for download
Author: Jill
Published: Mar 13, 2013

This is the first electronic edition of Article 40. In this edition articles published relate to developments in neurological science and criminal capacity, the 2nd year implementation of the Child Justice Act and a case law analysis based on the automatic review provisions of the Child Justice Act.

South African Research Chair in Multi-level Government, Law and Development
Author: Jill
Published: Oct 22, 2012

The SARChI Chair in Multi-level Government, Law and Development has been established at the Community Law Centre of the University of the Western Cape, working closely with the Multi-Level Government Initiative. The Chair’s focus is on (a) the functioning and reform of provincial and local government in South Africa; (b) multi-level government as a vehicle for peace-making, state-building and development in Africa; and (c) the place of multi-level government in the economic development policies emerging from the BRICS axis - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

ESR Review's 2nd issue is now available
Author: Jill
Published: Oct 04, 2012

This issue features the Social and Economic Rights Fulfilment Index, an interview with the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights and updates on two ILO instruments.

Passing of Prof. Tobias van Reenen
Author: Jill
Published: Sep 19, 2012

The Community Law Centre is mourning the loss of Professor Tobias van Reenen. As an erstwhile member of the Centre's Management Committee and as a member of the Faculty of Law he has made an immense contribution to the Centre's pursuit of the realisation of human rights.

Resolution on the Extension of Mandate Committee on the Protection of the Rights of People Living with HIV (PLWHIV), and Those at Risk, Vulnerable to and Affected by HIV in Africa
Author: Jill
Published: Sep 15, 2012

During the 51st ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Commission), held in Banjul, The Gambia from 18 April to 2 May 2012, the Commission agreed by resolution 220, to extend the mandate of the Committee for another term of two years with effect from 2 May 2012.

June's issue of Article 40 is available
Author: Jill
Published: Sep 14, 2012

The articles in this issue focus on the theoretical basis for the assessment of criminal capacity within children between the ages of 10 and 14 years and developments in child justice on the African continent and at a UN level.

The May ESR Review is available for download
Author: calitz
Published: Jun 02, 2012

This is the first ESR Review issue of 2012. It focuses on gender mainstreaming, racial inequality, the link between access to socio-economic rights and the right to dignity.

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.