This final issue for 2007 debates the question: Has Prison Oversight come of age in South Africa? Reflections on the Judicial Inspectorate of Prisons and the Portfolio Committee on Correctional Services.
2007 may prove to have been an important year in the development of local government in South Africa. The announcement by Minister Mufamadi on 31 July of the review of the White Paper on Local Government, coming alongside the development of a White Paper on Provinces, may lead to significant changes.
Media reports on new prisoners not tested for contagious diseases, alleged help from warden in prison escape, Minister's concern about the number of awaiting-trail prisoners, proposals needed for private prisons, etc.
Find out what Socio-Economic Rights issues are in this fourth and final issue for 2007.
Download the latest issue of Iminyango. It's feature story contains the findings of the Medical Research Council's HIV prevention programme, "Stepping Stones".
NGOs may now contribute to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the new review mechanism established by the Human Rights Council in Resolution 5/1 of 18 June 2007.
This 3rd issue of the ESR Review for 2007 covers recent developments in socio-economic rights in South Africa and abroad.
The Role of Informal Community Structures in Ensuring Women's Rights to have Access to Adequate Housing in Langa, Manenberg & Mfuleni
This report is an investigation in the role of informal community structures in determining access to housing for women at risk of gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS in three communities in Cape Town.
This issue contains articles on floor-crossing; service delivery protests; property rates; local government in Uganda; and much more.