Videos

Recording: Webinar on Municipalities and Food Security: A Constitutional Analysis
Author: Keathela
Published: Jul 26, 2021

In this seminar, Professor Jaap de Visser presented his latest work on the role of local government in securing the right to food. This work is published in the book Land Issues for Urban Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa. Increasing access to food is equally important, so this contribution adopts a 'food systems approach'.

For the People, by the People: How to Engage with Your Parliament | PPiPP Project
Author: Keathela
Published: Apr 20, 2021

In 2020, we felt the effects of weak political leadership while at the same time a pandemic caused greater inequality in our country. In response, activists came together to deliver services to those who needed it most, and when it comes to holding our elected representatives to account, we learnt that we need to exercise the power we have to protect and defend our democracy. What do you do if you’re concerned about a difficult situation in your community? Who should you approach? We take you through what our law-making bodies (or legislatures) do and the important role they play in our democracy. We’ll also help you understand how you as an activist or ordinary citizen can access your legislatures and why you should do so regularly.

Recording: Webinar on The Financial Impact of Covid-19 on Local and District Municipalities
Author: Keathela
Published: Mar 25, 2021

On 24 March 2021, the Dullah Omar Institute and the Hanns Seidel Foundation hosted a webinar under the title: The Financial Impact of Covid-19 on Local and District Municipalities. The panel comprised Prof Tania Ajam (Professor in Public Policy, Economics and Finance at the Stellenbosch School of Public Leadership) and Dr Mkhululi Ncube (Programme Manager of the Local Government Unit at the Financial and Fiscal Commission). The webinar was chaired by Prof Jaap de Visser.

Recording: Webinar on The Link Between Access to Safe and Nutritious Food and Non-Communicable Diseases in South Africa
Author: Keathela
Published: Mar 18, 2021

On 18 March 2021, the Socio-Economic Rights Project (SERP) at the Dullah Omar Institute hosted a webinar under the title: The Link Between Access to Safe and Nutritious Food and Non-Communicable Diseases in South Africa. This is the first webinar in a two-part series on ‘Human Rights and Non-Communicable Diseases in South Africa’. The panel comprised Prof Rina Swart (Senior Researcher, Registered Dietician, Registered Nutritionist with HPCSA, University of the Western Cape), Dr Jane Battersby (Senior Researcher, African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town) and Dr Vicki Pinkney-Atkinson (Director of South African Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance). The webinar was chaired by Ms Paula Knipe.

Recording: Webinar on Covid-19 Vaccines and Human Rights Challenges
Author: Keathela
Published: Mar 16, 2021

On 16 March 2021, the Applied Constitutional Study Laboratory (ACSL) and the Socio-Economic Rights Project (SERP) at the Dullah Omar Institute hosted a webinar under the title: Covid-19 Vaccines and Human Rights Challenges. The panel comprised Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng (UN Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health), Alicia Yamin (Lecturer at Harvard Law School and Senior Fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics) and Prof Francois Venter (Divisional Head of Ezintsha at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg). The webinar was chaired by Ms Gladys Mirugi-Mukundi.

Recording: Webinar on Coalitions in Local Government
Author: Keathela
Published: Mar 15, 2021

On 12 March 2021, the Dullah Omar Institute and the Hanns Seidel Foundation hosted a webinar under the title: Coalitions in Local Government. The panel comprised Prof Jaap de Visser (Director of the Dullah Omar Institute), Mr. Wayne Sussman (elections analyst), Ms. Jennica Beukes (Doctoral researcher, Dullah Omar Institute) and Mr. James Selfe (Member of Parliament, Head of Governance Unit, Democratic Alliance). The webinar was chaired by Dr. Michelle Maziwisa.

Recording: Webinar on Effective Implementation of Socio-Economic Rights at the National Level
Author: Socio-Economic Rights Project
Published: Feb 03, 2021

On 26 January 2021, the Socio-Economic Rights Project hosted a webinar on the 'Implementation of socio-economic rights at the national level' as part of the ICESCR Campaign. The panel comprised Prof Sandy Liebenberg (University of Stellenbosch), Yuri Ramkissoon (South African Human Rights Commission), Lynette Maart (Black Sash) and Bruce Porter (Social Rights Advocacy Centre, Canada). The webinar was chaired by Gladys Mirugi-Mukundi.