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

Professor Liebenberg inspires female students during women’s month

In celebration of women’s month, Professor Sandra Liebenberg gave an inspiring talk to young female students attending the Kayamandi, Makupula, and Luckhoff high schools. Professor Liebenberg touched on the deep interconnections between poverty and gender inequality in South Africa. While recognising the unique ways in which women experience poverty, she emphasised that … Read more

SERAJ hosts launch of Professor Brian Ray’s book on ‘Engaging with Social Rights’

On 16 August 2016 the Socio-Economic Rights & Administrative Justice (SERAJ) Research Project, in conjunction with the Stellenbosch University Law Faculty, hosted a seminar to celebrate the launch of Professor Brian Ray’s recently published book Engaging with Social Rights: Procedure, Participation and Democracy in South Africa’s Second Wave (2016), Cambridge University Press. … Read more

Doctoral candidate presents talk at TEDx Table Mountain

Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) is a non-profit organisation devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). In the spirit of spreading ideas, TED has created a program called TEDx, which comprises local, self-organised events. On the 25th of May 2016, the … Read more

SERAJ participant receives Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs research scholarship

Michelle du Toit, a masters student in the Socio-Economic Rights and Administrative Justice Research Project, was recently awarded a full scholarship by the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to conduct research at the Institute for Human Rights at the Åbo Akademi University in Åbo/Turku, Finland. The scholarship will provide Michelle … Read more

Professor Beth Goldblatt to present guest lecture at Stellenbosch University

Professor Beth Goldblatt, from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, will present a guest lecture entitled “Gender inequality and poverty in global context: Rethinking the right to social security” on Friday, 10 June, at Stellenbosch University. Click here to download the invitation.

SERAJ participant contributes a piece on role of the courts in balancing state expenditure

Dr Shanelle van der Berg recently published an opinion piece on how a capabilities approach can assist South African courts to ensure that government spending is proportionate to the socio-economic needs of vulnerable members of society. She is a Mellon Early Research Career Fellow and a participant in the Socio-Economic … Read more

Call for Applications: Advanced Course on the Justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 2016

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Advanced Course on the Justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 21-25 November 2016 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

Call for Applications: Advanced Course on the Justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights – 2015

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Advanced Course on the Justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 21-25 November 2016 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

Professor Sandra Liebenberg appointed to UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Professor Sandra Liebenberg (H.F. Oppenheimer Chair in Human Rights Law, Distinguished Professor at Stellenbosch University’s Law Faculty and Co-Director of the Socio-Economic Rights and Administrative Justice (SERAJ) Research Project), was elected as the African States representative on the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) on Wednesday, … Read more

SERAJ participant presents at South African City Studies Conference 2016

The Urban Futures Centre, based at the Durban University of Technology, hosted the Southern African City Studies Conference from 17-19 March 2016. The conference identified a number of thematic challenges aimed at promoting scholar participation across a number of intersecting disciplines in Southern Africa: (1) alternate experiments and visions in urban … Read more

Professor Sandra Liebenberg appointed as Distinguished Professor at Stellenbosch University

On Monday, 8 February 2016, Professor Sandra Liebenberg (H.F. Oppenheimer Chair in Human Rights and co-director of the Socio-Economic Rights and Administrative Justice (SERAJ) Research Project) was appointed as one of 15 Distinguished Professors at Stellenbosch University. This is only the second time that the institution has honoured its leading … Read more

Professor Sandra Liebenberg nominated for election to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

The members of the SERAJ Project would like to congratulate Professor Sandra Liebenberg, co-director of the Project, on her nomination by the South African government for an African seat on the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. There are four African nominees – Egypt, Mauritius, Mauritania and … Read more

SERAJ Member Graduates with Doctoral Degree in December 2015

The 2015 December graduation ceremony for the Doctoral candidates of the Faculty of Law at Stellenbosch University took place on Wednesday, 9 December. Shanelle van der Berg, a postgraduate student from the SERAJ Research Project, received her LLD at this event. Dr van der Berg completed her dissertation, entitled “A … Read more

Anneth Amin: Åbo Akademi Research Visit and Participation in the Advanced Course on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Anneth Amin – Abo Akademic Research Visit and Advanced Course on ESR In July 2015, doctoral candidate Anneth Amin was granted a full research scholarship by the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The scholarship availed her the opportunity to conduct research at the Institute for Human Rights at Åbo Akademi … Read more