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Openness is a Human Rights Issue: Copyright Amendment Bill and Access to Educational Materials in South Africa

Openness is a Human Rights Issue: Copyright Amendment Bill and Access to Educational Materials in South Africa

October 19th to 25th is International Open Access (OA) Week 2020. This year’s theme is “Open with Purpose: Taking ...
South Africa calls for comments on progressive GBV Bill

South Africa calls for comments on progressive GBV Bill

Structural and legislative innovations aim to respond to gender-based violence plaguing South Africa. Recently, the
The Transformative Possibilities of a Constitution (with Joel Modiri and Gautam Bhatia)

The Transformative Possibilities of a Constitution (with Joel Modiri and Gautam Bhatia)

Constitutions are the legal bedrock of many countries, but they're also political, and are produced within a ...
Is the prohibition and criminalisation of hate speech in South Africa constitutional?

Is the prohibition and criminalisation of hate speech in South Africa constitutional?

South Africa celebrates more than twenty years of democracy based on democratic values, social justice, and ...
The Right to Nutrition and Basic Education: Ensuring Access to School Meals in South Africa

The Right to Nutrition and Basic Education: Ensuring Access to School Meals in South Africa

In Equal Education and Others v Minister of Basic Education, the organisation Equal Education and the school ...
Problems with prevailing defences for the repurposing of apartheid-legacy laws to discriminate against non-citizens

Problems with prevailing defences for the repurposing of apartheid-legacy laws to discriminate against non-citizens

In 1964, the apartheid regime in South Africa introduced a new requirement for non-citizens seeking entry into the ...
COVID-19 and Domestic Violence in South Africa

COVID-19 and Domestic Violence in South Africa

South Africa has been on state lockdown since midnight of 26 March 2020, in the government’s attempt to curb the ...
Covid-19: Crushing Silence Greets Calls to Top Up Child Support Grants in South Africa

Covid-19: Crushing Silence Greets Calls to Top Up Child Support Grants in South Africa

Three weeks into an extensive national lockdown, the South African government has yet to announce any concrete ...
Legal and Ethical Considerations for Forced Testing and Quarantine in the Time of COVID-19  

Legal and Ethical Considerations for Forced Testing and Quarantine in the Time of COVID-19  

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the South African state has enacted regulations which allow for forced ...
A duty to implement affirmative action/reservations for India and South Africa?

A duty to implement affirmative action/reservations for India and South Africa?

A recent Indian Supreme Court judgement, Mukesh Kumar & Another v State of Uttarakhand & Others, held that ...
South African court rejects petition to award constitutional damages and extend emotional shock and grief claims in pit-latrine drowning case

South African court rejects petition to award constitutional damages and extend emotional shock and grief claims in pit-latrine drowning case

In 2014, 5-year old Michael Komape tragically drowned in a sludge of human excrement when the pit-latrine at his ...
High Court Victory upholding the Right to Education for Undocumented Learners in South Africa

High Court Victory upholding the Right to Education for Undocumented Learners in South Africa

On Thursday 12 December, the Makhanda High Court affirmed that all learners in South Africa have the constitutional

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