The Democratic Governance and Rights Unit (DGRU) invites you to attend the 3rd annual Constitution Week which will take place from the 12th to the 15th March 2012.
On Wednesday 25 January 2012, the Ad Hoc Parliamentary Committee on the Commission for Gender Equality began interviews to fill nine positions on the Commission for Gender Equality. The Commission has been widely criticised, but these new appointments offer an opportunity to strengthen the Commission's capacity to fulfil it's mandate. The DGRU, together with other interested civil society organisations, made a submission to the ad-hoc committee regarding the criteria which should inform the interview and selection process.
President Zuma recently nominated Constitutional Court Judge Mogoeng Mogoeng as the nation
On 26 July, the public were invited to make submissions on the draft Judges
DGRU researchers contributed to the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) civil society report which was launched in June
Press reports of the possible impending arrest of Public Protector Thuli Madonsela have inevitably invited speculation about the timing of the possible arrest, in light of the Protector
From 4-7 April, the DGRU hosted its annual "Constitution Week" events
Visit the podcasts section for audio extracts of Chief Justice Ngcobo's presentation.
The DGRU and CASAC will be hosting a conference on Public Interest Litigation on 16 May at UCT
The DGRU hosted its annual Constitution Week, a series of events during the week of 04- 07 April 2011 to celebrate the Constitutional Court and its proud record of upholding human rights.
Under the active leadership of the new Chief Justice the judiciary has entered a new phase. While his predecessors understandably focused on the Constitutional Court during its formative years, the new Chief Justice is eager to strengthen the capacity of the judicial arm of govern itself effectively and accountably, in order that confidence in the rule of the law can be maintained.