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Prisoner Participation in the 2009 General Elections
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

A press statement has been issued by the Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative on Prisoner Participation in the upcoming General Elections. This press statement was issued on 26 January 2009.

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

Media reports on Sentencing & Parole; Unsentenced Prisoners; Security and Escapes; Children; Prison Construction; Governance and Corruption & Prisoners' Rights.

CSPRI Newsletter, No. 27, August 2008
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

This newsletter focuses primarily on the latest amendment to the Correctional Services Act, which is written by Amanda Dissel (Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation).

Various Occupants v Thubelisha Homes and Others
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

The Community Law Centre and the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions intervened as amici curae in the residents of Joe Slovo case. The case was heard in the Constitutional Court on 21 August 2008.

Ending Corporal And Other Forms Of Humiliating Punishment Of Children
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

A submission to the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child was made by a wide range of NGOs from across the African continent on the particular issue of protecting children from all forms of corporal and other forms of humiliating punishment.

Knowing & claiming your right to food, 2nd. edition
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

Food is a basic human need. Everyone needs it to survive. Hunger can lead to death. People also need food to lead healthy and active lives. Everyone needs food to be able to grow, learn, perform physical activities, work, and participate in social and political activities. This updated booklet is now available for download in four languages.

Latest issue of the ESR Review is available
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

The June issue of the ESR Review include articles on: Social security needs to the self-employed in South Africa; Right of access to water in SA; World food crisis; and updates on issues concerning socio-economic rights.

November's "30 Days/Dae/Izinsuku" is now available
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

Media reports on new prisoners not tested for contagious diseases, alleged help from warden in prison escape, Minister's concern about the number of awaiting-trail prisoners, proposals needed for private prisons, etc.

’16 Days of Activism: No Violence Against Women and Children’
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

During this year’s ‘16 Days of Activism’ Campaign, the Community Law Centre’s Gender Project and the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children are working together to create greater awareness of the issue of gender-based violence against women with disabilities.

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

Topics covered in February's issue include: Governance and Corruption; Prison Gangs; Sentencing and Parole; Prison Construction; Unsentenced Prisoners; Prisoners’ Rights; Elections 2009; Rehabilitation; Security And Escapes and ; Other African Countries.

August 2008's '30 Days/Dae/Izinsuku'
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

This issues has media reports on the following topics: sentencing; governance & corruption; and parole; unsentenced prisoners; prison conditions; prison labour, etc.

Latest Issue of Iminyango available
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

This November-December 2007 issue focuses on the findings of the research on the role of informal community structures (such as street committees) in determining access to housing for women at risk of gender-based violence and HIV in 3 communities in Cape Town.

September's ESR Review is now available
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

This issue has articles on public participation; the minimum core and reasonableness models of reviewing socio-economic rights; a summary of the general comment No 19 on the right to social security & upgrading informal settlements and its impact on the rights of the poor.

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

Download the latest media reports in prison reform. Reports include issues on governance and corruption; safe custody & torture; unsentenced prisoners; prison construction; etc.

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

The 1st issue of 2008 is available. Articles in this issue include, Enforcing socio-economic rights as individual rights; Judicial remedies and socio-economic rights; The constitutional protection of those facing eviction from “bad buildings” and various updates on socio-economic rights issues.

The Changing Face of Life Imprisonment in South Africa
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

Life imprisonment (life sentence) is probably the most confusing sentence in South Africa as it does not mean what it says. If many people, including judges and lawyers, were asked for the meaning of life imprisonment they would say that it means that a person sentenced to life imprisonment spends the rest of his natural life in prison.

ESR Review, November 2007
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

Find out what Socio-Economic Rights issues are in this fourth and final issue for 2007.

December 2007's Article 19 is now available
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

The final issue of 2007 contains articles on the Status of Corporal Punishment in the recently passed Children's Amendment Bill; the prevalence of Corporal Punishment in Togo and Uganda; as well as frequently asked questions with regards to Religion and Corporal Punishment.

Two new research reports from CSPRI
Author: Alex
Published: Aug 08, 2008

The research reports focus on the Impact of HIV/AIDS on Correctional System governance with special emphasis on correctional services staff & an exploratory study on Prisoner Re-Entry in Cape Town.