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Local Elections 2011

Factsheet

In 2011, the ANC retained its dominant position and ended with a large majority of municipalities under its rule. However, these elections marked a progression for the DA and other smaller parties. It is worth noting that 2011 elections also meant that the South African democracy is growing stronger notably because it showed that an international trend where elections and particularly, local government elections progressively produce lower voter turnouts is inapplicable to the young democracy. more…

Country Reports | July 19, 2016

The Future of Multiculturalism in South Africa

Conference Publication to Commemorate the 26th Anniversary of FW de Klerk´s Speech that Initiated South Africa´s Constitutional Transformation Process more…

April 22, 2016

Symposium: New Frontiers in Global Environmental Constitutionalism

Implementing Human and Environmental Rights in Global Contexts

The symposium examined whether and the extent to which constitutional and other rights-based approaches, including international and regional human rights, promote environmental protection. more…

Event Reports | April 14, 2016

UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris: Challenges and Opportunities for Africa

Post-COP21 Expert Roundtable-Discussion

The Roundtable discussion reflected in an interdisciplinary manner on the COP21 Paris Agreement and particularly what challenges and opportunities arise from the Agreement and how law, politics, finance and related mechanisms can further climate change justice ahead and enfold protection mechanisms for the most vulnerable. more…

Tilmann Feltes | Event Reports | March 12, 2016

Rebuilding South Africa, Recovering our Vision and Renewing our Society

The Socio-Economic Future of South Africa: Opening Remarks by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba

Opening remarks by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba to launch a national conversation on the Socio-Economic Future of South Africa. more…

March 11, 2016