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Ready to Learn?

Ready to Learn?

South Africa's Legal Resources Centre (LRC) launched a new book—Ready to Learn? A Legal Resource for Realising the ...
Marikana Funding Decision – A Victory for Justice, Fairness and Equality

Marikana Funding Decision – A Victory for Justice, Fairness and Equality

In the wake of the Marikana tragedy, during which 40 striking mineworkers were shot and killed by the South African
Cultivating a Common Bond: The Right to Adequate Education in South Africa and the United States

Cultivating a Common Bond: The Right to Adequate Education in South Africa and the United States

As the newest wave of education adequacy litigation crashes upon the shores of South Africa, courts there face the ...
Spatial Justice in South African Evictions Jurisprudence

Spatial Justice in South African Evictions Jurisprudence

Apartheid’s legacy has entrenched patterns of spatial injustice in South Africa. Poor, overwhelmingly black ...
Developing the Customary Law to Give Effect to the Constitutional Commitment to Substantive Equality: Mayelane v Ngwenyama

Developing the Customary Law to Give Effect to the Constitutional Commitment to Substantive Equality: Mayelane v Ngwenyama

The South African Constitution expressly provides for the horizontal application of the Bill of Rights, stating ...
Remembering Former Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa Pius Langa

Remembering Former Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa Pius Langa

24 July 2013 was a sad day for South Africa as the news of the death of Former Chief Justice Pius Langa spread. ...
Justice Edwin Cameron on the United Nations Free and Equal Campaign

Justice Edwin Cameron on the United Nations Free and Equal Campaign

On Friday 26th July, in Cape Town, the United Nations launched a new international campaign to counter homophobia, ...
The Anniversary of the Marikana Massacre in South Africa and Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Breaches

The Anniversary of the Marikana Massacre in South Africa and Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Breaches

It is almost a year since more than 40 striking mineworkers were killed in a clash with local police at the ...
The Rock-Hard Foundation: Mandela Day, 18 July 2013

The Rock-Hard Foundation: Mandela Day, 18 July 2013

“I pay tribute to the mothers and wives and sisters of our nation. You are the rock-hard foundation of our ...
Affirmative Action in South African Universities: What Does Race Represent?

Affirmative Action in South African Universities: What Does Race Represent?

Editor’s note: Following the US Supreme Court's decision last week in Fisher the OxHRH will be running a series of ...
Mobile Phone Evidence: Implications for Privacy in South African Law

Mobile Phone Evidence: Implications for Privacy in South African Law

Contemporary criminal investigations, particularly in cases of conspiracy and joint participation, routinely ...
The South African Constitutional Court: Is There a Threat From Popularism?

The South African Constitutional Court: Is There a Threat From Popularism?

The overwhelming body of opinion seems to be that the South African Constitutional Court (CC) has done quite well ...

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