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 Research Associate presents Faces of the City seminar at Wits

On 5 September, Dr Margot Strauss, a senior research associate at the Socio-Economic Rights & Administrative Justice (SERAJ) Research Project, presented a Faces of the City seminar at the University of the Witwatersrand. The Faces of the City seminar series is a partnership between the SARChI in Spatial Analysis and City Planning, … Read more

Justice Albie Sachs Delivers Oliver Tambo Centenary Lecture on the Constitution, Equality and Decolonisation.

Justice Albie Sachs Delivers Oliver Tambo Centenary Lecture on the Constitution, Equality and Decolonisation. On Thursday the 24th of August Justice Albie Sachs gave a lecture titled “The Constitution as an Instrument of Decolonisation and Achieving True Equality”. The lecture was the fourth and final lecture in the ‘Oliver Tambo … Read more

SERAJ member attends workshop on involuntary sterilisation of women as gender based violence

SERAJ member attends workshop on involuntary sterilisation of women as gender based violence On Monday 7th August, Michelle du Toit attended a workshop hosted by the Dullha Omar Institute on the involuntary sterlisation of women as gender based violence. The workshop was divided into three panel disucussions, where each panel … Read more

SERAJ welcomes Fanelesibonge as a LLB Research Assistant

SERAJ welcomes Fanelesibonge Ndebele as a LLB Research Assistant. Fanele is a senior LLB student who is very involved with student leadership. Fanele will be working on research for Prof Sandy Liebenberg in her capacity as a Committee member of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. … Read more

SERAJ members attend Public Interest Law Gathering

Public Interest Law Gathering 24 – 26 July 2017: University of the Western Cape The annual Public Interest Law Gathering (PILG) is a rendezvous of public interest legal practitioners and organisations, and also welcomes academics, law students, paralegals and anyone with a passion for access to justice and the realisation … 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