Annual Human Rights Lecture 2018

Professor Sandra Liebenberg, HF Oppenheimer Chair in Human Rights Law, and Professor Nicola Smith, Dean of the Stellenbosch University Faculty of Law, cordially invite you to the Annual Human Rights Lecture presented by Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga (Constitutional Court of South Africa) on “The Human Rights Duties of Companies and Other … Read more

Call for Applications: Advanced Course on the Justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 2018

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Advanced Course on the Justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 10-14 December 2018 The Advanced Course on the Justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which is co-organised by the Åbo Akademi Institute for Human Rights, Åbo Akademi University; the Socio-Economic Rights & Administrative Justice Research … Read more

SERAJ celebrates another graduate in March 2018

  On 22 March 2018, SERAJ welcomed another LLM graduate to the ranks of its alumni. Kathryn de Villiers, supervised by Prof Sandra Liebenberg and Prof Bradley Slade, was awarded the degree cum laude for her thesis entitled “Public interest standing in Bill of Rights litigation under the South African Constitution: … Read more

SERAJ participants graduate in December 2017

The December 2017 graduation ceremony for postgraduate law students took place on Wednesday, 6 December. Anneth Amin received her LLD for her dissertation entitled “A teleological approach to the interpretation of socio-economic rights in the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights” under the supervision of Professor Sandy Liebenberg. Anneth’s … Read more

Faculty of Theology hosts the Third Annual Russel Botman Memorial Lecture

Faculty of Theology hosts the Third Annual Russel Botman Memorial Lecture    On Wednesday 18 October the Faculty of Theology hosted the Third Annual Russel Botman Memorial Lecture, honouring the former Rector and Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University. The memorial lecture was presented by Justice Zak Yacoob, titled “Religious Philosophy, Practice … Read more

Zackie Achmat on State Power, State Capture and Building a New Politics of Justice and Equality

Zackie Achmat on State Power, State Capture and Building a New Politics of Justice and Equality On Wednesday 11th October, the Research Chair for Studies in Historical Trauma and Transformation hosted a lecture by Zackie Achmat titled “State Power, State Capture and Building a New Politics of Justice and Equality”. … Read more

SERAJ LLM students attend right to food roundtable

SERAJ LLM students attend right to food roundtable Two LLM students from SERAJ, Philip Swanepoel and Sameera Mahomedy, attended a roundtable meeting on access to food for students in South African tertiary institutions. The event was hosted by the Dullah Omar Institute situated at the University of the Western Cape. … Read more

SERAJ member, Philip Swanepoel, awarded scholarship to attend intensive course at Åbo Akademi University

SERAJ member, Philip Swanepoel, awarded scholarship to attend intensive course at Åbo Akademi University Philip Swanepoel, who is currently in the final stages of his LLM degree under the supervision of Doctor Shanelle van der Berg and Professor Sandy Liebenberg, has been admitted to the Intensive Course on Contemporary Challenges … Read more

Dr Margot Strauss participates in roundtable on ‘Just Cities’ at UWC

On 13 September, Dr Margot Strauss was invited to participate in a Roundtable Discussion on Just Cities, hosted by the Dullah Omar Institute for Constitutional Law, Governance, and Human Rights at the University of the Western Cape. The theme of the roundtable dealt with South African cities as intense microcosms … Read more

SERAJ member, Michelle du Toit, receives Tekano Fellowship

SERAJ member, Michelle du Toit,receives Tekano Atlantic Fellowship for health equity in South Africa The Tekano fellowship forms part of the greater Atlantic Fellows, which is an international leadership programme promoting equity on five continants. Tekano is the South African “branch” and focuses on health equity. Tekano is the Sesotho … Read more

LLM candidate presents work at SERAJ seminar

On 21 July 2017, Philip Swanepoel – a member of the Socio-Economic Rights and Administrative Justice (‘SERAJ’) Research Group – presented aspects of his LLM study at a SERAJ seminar. He is currently in the final stages of his LLM (research) degree under the supervision of Professor Sandra Liebenberg and … Read more

Doctor Shanelle van der Berg leaving SERAJ after 6 years

Doctor van der Berg is leaving the Faculty of Law at Stellenbosch University at the end of July. She has made an enormous contribution to the faculty, and more specifically the Socio-Economic Rights and Administrative Justice (‘SERAJ’) Research Project, over the past 6 years. Doctor van der Berg first joined … Read more

Seminar on ‘Socio-Economic Struggles In and Out of the Courtroom’

SERAJ was fortunate to host Adv Stuart Wilson and Dr Julian Brown for a seminar on 28 May 2017 in the Stellenbosch Law Faculty, entitled Socio-Economic Struggles In and Out of the Courtroom. The seminar was attended by undergraduate students, postgraduate LLM and LLD students, as well as staff of … Read more

Interview with Prof Sandy Liebenberg

The Latest ESR Review features an interview with Professor Sandy Liebenberg. She is congratulated on her election as a member onto the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and asked about challenges facing the committee and the implementation of socio-economic rights. She speaks to the growing role of reasonableness … Read more

Doctoral candidate presents work at SERAJ seminar

On 17 March 2017, Anneth Amin – a member of the Socio-Economic Rights and Administrative Justice (‘SERAJ’) Research Group – presented aspects of her doctoral research at a SERAJ seminar. She is currently finalising her doctoral dissertation under the supervision of Professor Sandra Liebenberg. Her doctorial study, entitled A Teleological … Read more

SERAJ member graduates with doctoral degree in March 2017

The March 2017 graduation ceremony for doctoral candidates in the Faculty of Law at Stellenbosch University took place on Thursday, 16 March. Margot Strauss, a postgraduate student from the Socio-Economic Rights and Administrative Justice (SERAJ) Research Project received her LLD at this event. Dr Strauss completed her dissertation, entitled “A … Read more

SERAJ participant graduates with doctoral degree in December 2016

The December 2016 graduation ceremony for doctoral candidates took place on Wednesday, 7 December. Tarryn Bannister received her LLD for her dissertation titled “The implications of a relational feminist interpretation of socio-economic rights for cohabitants”, under the supervision of Professors Sandy Liebenberg and Sonia Human. Tarryn’s dissertation focused on the socio-economic implications … Read more

2016 Advanced Course on the Justiciability of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights

From the 21st to the 25th of November of this year, Michelle du Toit participated in the annual intensive one-week advanced course on the justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The course was organised and facilitated by the Institute for Human Rights, which is situated at Åbo Akademi University, … Read more

SERAJ participant Michelle du Toit reflects on her research stay in Åbo/Turku, Finland

In July 2016, I was awarded a full research scholarship by the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which provided me with the invaluable opportunity of undertaking an eight-week research stay from the 12th of October to the 5th December 2016, at the Finnish Institute for Human Rights. The Institute is located at … Read more