RECORDING: Webinar on Amending municipal governance laws: new rules, new direction?
Author: Keathela
Published: Oct 30, 2020

On 30 October 2020, the Dullah Omar Institute and the South African Local Government Association hosted a webinar under the title: Municipal governance laws - new rules, new direction? We debated changes suggested to the Municipal Structures Act and the Municipal Systems Act. They are aimed at improving municipal governance, both at political and administrative levels, but will they make a difference? The panel comprised Cllr Nkadimeng (President of SALGA), Hon Muthambi (Chair Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance), Dr Louis Scheepers (Acting MM of Knysna) and DOI's Prof Jaap de Visser. The discussion, attended by more than 80 participants, was lively and covered themes such as professionalisation, the role of Municipal Public Accounts Committees, the role of provinces in the appointment of senior managers, a possible role for professional associations and the true value of local government autonomy. The webinar was chaired by Prof Nico Steytler.

RECORDING: Launch of All Rise with Dikgang Moseneke
Author: Dullah Omar Institute
Published: Oct 14, 2020

On 13 October 2020, the Faculty of Law and the Dullah Omar Institute hosted former Deputy Chief Justice Moseneke for a discussion of his book All Rise. It was an intergenerational discussion between esteemed judges and young scholars. The former DCJ, together with Judge Vincent Saldanha (Cape High Court) went into conversation with Ms Lisa Draga (Law Faculty) and Ms Thabile Chonco (DOI/Law Faculty). It was a riveting discussion about topics as varied as black letter law, the promise of the Constitution, decolonising law, the Hlope matter, judicial regret and Gucci in the Constitutional Court!

Judge Vincent Saldanha, Western Cape High Court
Author: Dullah Omar Institute
Published: Oct 05, 2020

On CLC’s role during the transition, Dullah Omar’s achievements as Minister and on taking pride in the Centre’s work across Africa. #DOI30yrs

Brigitte Mabandla, former Community Law Centre staff member
Author: Dullah Omar Institute
Published: Sep 28, 2020

On starting CLC’s work on children and women, on combining political negotiation and academic rigour and on Dullah Omar’s role in welcoming back activists returning from exile. #DOI30yrs

Spotlight on student hunger, ahead of #WorldFoodDay
Author: Socio-Economic Rights Project
Published: Sep 16, 2020

Today marks exactly one month to World Food Day 2020. As various actors and stakeholders recommit to ending hunger and food insecurity worldwide, it is time for action to address hunger in South African universities.