04 Jun 2015

Public Dialogue on "Democracy and the Rule of Law in South Africa"

The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, in collaboration with the Foundation for Human Rights (FHR), Johannesburg, is holding a public dialogue on "Democracy and the Rule of Law in South Africa". The meeting will be held on Monday, 15 June 2015 at the Centre for the Book, 62 Queen Victoria Street, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa, from 17h30 to 19h00.

The meeting will be chaired by Justice Yvonne Mokgoro, Chairperson of the Constitutionalism Fund, Tshwane. Mr John Jeffery, Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Cape Town, and Justice Albie Sachs, Former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, Cape Town, will address the meeting.

In 1996 South Africa adopted what some have described as "one of the world's most progressive constitutions." Two decades later, South Africa is one of the best consolidated democracies in Africa. South African politics are, however, dominated by the African National Congress (ANC) – which some critics accuse of having subverted the rule of law. South Africa has also struggled with crime rates: a legacy of the law's lack of legitimacy under apartheid, and there have been reports of increasing corruption. This public dialogue will seek to foster open discussion on the challenges that still face the post-apartheid state in these key areas.

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