South Africa

Let’s call ‘conscientious objection’ by its name: Obstruction of access to care and abortion in South Africa

Let’s call ‘conscientious objection’ by its name: Obstruction of access to care and abortion in South Africa

South Africa has one of the most liberal laws on abortion and constitutionally recognizes reproductive rights as ...
South Africa decriminalises the private use, possession and cultivation of cannabis

South Africa decriminalises the private use, possession and cultivation of cannabis

On 18 September 2018, after more than a decade of perseverance by Mr Gareth Prince, his efforts finally saw ...
Extending Occupational Health and Safety Law to Informal Street Vendors in South Africa’ (2018) U of OxHRH J 61

Extending Occupational Health and Safety Law to Informal Street Vendors in South Africa’ (2018) U of OxHRH J 61

Street vendors make city life more vibrant. Providing health and safety facilities contributes to a hygienic ...
Makangwane: A Fight for Effective Relief to Historic Injustice

Makangwane: A Fight for Effective Relief to Historic Injustice

Learners at Makangwane Secondary School in Limpopo, South Africa have for too long been deprived of their ...
Is the restitution of land in the ‘public interest’?

Is the restitution of land in the ‘public interest’?

In the wake of public hearings taking place around South Africa concerning the Parliamentary motion to review and ...
Affirmative Action in South Africa: The Urgency of Accounting for Historically Entrenched White Privilege and Power

Affirmative Action in South Africa: The Urgency of Accounting for Historically Entrenched White Privilege and Power

In a recent judgement by the South African Constitutional Court, Minister of Constitutional Development v South ...
The bogey of judicial overreach in South Africa: A note on Economic Freedom Fighters v Speaker of the National Assembly

The bogey of judicial overreach in South Africa: A note on Economic Freedom Fighters v Speaker of the National Assembly

Discussions over the contours of the separation of powers principle in South Africa continue to smoulder. During ...
Reflections On The Rhodes University Travelling Fellowship

Reflections On The Rhodes University Travelling Fellowship

As one of two holders of the inaugural Oxford Human Rights Hub Travelling Research Fellowship, I have had the ...
Levenstein: A Case to End Prescription of All Sexual Offences in South Africa

Levenstein: A Case to End Prescription of All Sexual Offences in South Africa

Widely considered the most progressive constitution in the world, the South African Constitution contains an ...
The need to consider victim’s voices in the sentencing of offenders: Director of Public Prosecutions v Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius

The need to consider victim’s voices in the sentencing of offenders: Director of Public Prosecutions v Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius

On 24 November 2017, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) handed down a unanimous decision increasing ...
The Case For Recognition Of Muslim Marriages In South Africa

The Case For Recognition Of Muslim Marriages In South Africa

The South African Constitution guarantees all of its citizens the right to equality, dignity, freedom of religion ...
Secret Ballot: Vote of No Confidence in South African President Narrowly Defeated

Secret Ballot: Vote of No Confidence in South African President Narrowly Defeated

In an earlier blog post, I discussed the decision of the Constitutional Court regarding the process to be followed ...

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