CRISIS in Zimbabwe Coalition will through OSISA support, bring together 300 non-governmental organisations for a civil society constitutional convention on October 15-16 for consultations on the Zimbabwe draft constitution ahead of the government sponsored Second All-Stakeholders’ Conference. Over 500 delegates from civil society are expected to attend.

SADC must act to end sham democracy

The ANCL is coordinated by a secretariat based at the University of Cape Town (the Democratic Governance & Rights Unit), whose responsibility it is to drive the network, organize the annual meeting, the various governance structures and the working committees, as well as the membership database and website.

AU mission calls for democratic reforms

Women in Lesotho should be celebrating another step towards true equality this week. And some of them should be preparing for Chieftainship. But they’re not. Instead the cause of women’s rights has suffered a severe blow – thanks to the reactionary ruling of the country’s Constitutional Court in the Masupha chieftainship case.

Summary of each chapter ahead of national conference

Four years after the signing of the Global Political Agreement (GPA) facilitated by SADC in Zimbabwe, the outcome of the process remains fiercely contested and in the balance. The Agreement, which set out to prepare the political process for a generally acceptable election after the debacle of 2008, has been marked by the battle for the state that has constituted the politics of the GPA.

Another month, another drafting deadline missed. July 31st was meant to be the day when the Technical Committee handed over its final draft of the new Zambian Constitution to the Ministry of Justice. But guess what? Nothing happened. There was no handover. And Zambians are no closer to knowing what their next constitution will look like. Or indeed whether they are ever going to get a new one.

So what happens now?

Legal body joins fight for repeal of discriminatory law

Technical committee rejects government's desire for secrecy

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