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The video is the first of a series of films produced under this project; it offers insight into the issues faced by the San in Botswana and introduces the Khwedom Council, the main advocacy organisation for the San in Botswana. The interviewee, Xuxuri Xuxuri, one of the few young San people to graduate from a tertiary education institution is a leading figure in the regional San movement.

Regional Conference on Building Democratic Developmental States for Economic Tra

Building Democratic Developmental States for Economic Transformation in Southern Africa

By Thabileng Mothabi

The conference brought together over 50 participants representing academia, civil society organisations, and representatives of regional economic communities. What emerged during the two-day discussions was that there is a huge leadership deficit in the region as a key enabler for a democratic developmental state.

Tribute to ||Garuxab Toppies Kruiper

Tribute to ||Garuxab Toppies Kruiper

By Delme Cupido

As a tribute, we wish to share with you this tribute and remembrance of him by Dr. Nigel Crawhall, Director of Secretariat, Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC). 

Mbanza Hamza, one of the detainees, campaigning for justice.

Angolan Authorities Detain Youth Protesters as “Coup Plotters”

By Rafael Marques ...

For the Angolan authorities, the very thought of an Angola without President José Eduardo dos Santos at its helm, let alone any protest against his rule, continues to be a matter of crime and punishment. President dos Santos has been in power for 36 years and wants to be celebrated as the architect of peace and guarantor of stability, though opponents say he is ruining the country.

African farmer woman checking the plants in the cultivated field

Impacts of Large-Scale Land Deals on Rural Women Farmers in Africa

By Dr Patience Mutopo

Large-scale land deals have been a recurrent phenomenon in sub-Saharan Africa, since 2008, with a new face which is conjured around land access in Africa. 

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Examining women’s Socio-Economic Rights in SADC through Protocols and Treaties

By Liepollo Leboha...

Many of these instruments and frameworks place emphasis on women’s economic advancement. This paper discusses the extent to which these protocols intersect across the 14 SADC countries, the Africa region and the internationally

Editorial | Aug 15th, 2015
Call to reinstate the SADC Tribunal
On the eve of the SADC Heads of State Summit on Sunday 16th August the Coalition for an effective SADC Tribunal calls on heads of state to uphold the rule of law and human rights in the region by reinstating the SADC Tribunal.

Regional Conference on Building Democratic Developmental States for Economic Tra
Thabileng Mothabi
The conference brought together over 50 participants representing academia, civil society organisations, and representatives of regional economic communities. What emerged during the two-day discussions was that there is a huge leadership deficit in the region as a
Challenging disadvantage in Zambia
Editorial

A groundbreaking report which provides an in-depth understanding of the challenges faced by people with psychosocial or intellectual disabilities in the Zambian criminal justice system. The report presents a clear case for improvement and

Thulani Mseko and Bheki Makhubu
Muzi Masuku

Bheki and Thulani were both meant to come out of jail on the 16th and 17th of July 2015 respectively which is when both their terms in jail legally expire. They were arrested in March 2014. Much as they have not said so yet, it is expected that they will sue the

From global vision to country action
Thabileng Mothabi

The report highlights the need for countries at all stages of development to develop tools, and mobilize the means, to translate the common ambition of the SDGs into meaningful action. 

President Omar al-Bashir
Abdul Tejan-Cole

First, the world witnessed the president of a sovereign state fleeing like a common criminal – surely not his preferred manner for leaving an African Union Summit. Second, while al-Bashir has once again escaped the ICC’s clutches for now, the South African government

Patricia Mwanyisa

Simply put, under the 2014 Protocol, citizens are deprived of their right to refer a dispute between themselves and their government to the SADC Tribunal. Without a tribunal, justice and redress will remain elusive for people of the region.

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