engendering access to justice for development in sub saharan africa – a conference reflection

*Jane Diala On 28-29 October 2019, I joined a group of around 50 scholars from within and outside Africa in attending the Engendering Access to Justice for Development in Sub Saharan Africa International Conference. The conference took place at the Faculty of Community and Health Sciences at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. … Continue reading engendering access to justice for development in sub saharan africa – a conference reflection

Reflecting on the 2019 Public Interest Law Gathering

*Katie Connan To work in the NGO space, in the public interest law space, is to wrestle with continual tensions. Tensions between what the world is, and what we want it to be. Tensions between defending ourselves against those who harm us and building connections with complex people who are both similar and different to … Continue reading Reflecting on the 2019 Public Interest Law Gathering

STRENGTH THROUGH STRATEGY: Thoughts from P.I.L.G 2019

Jessica Bobbert* The 9th Annual Public Interest Law Gathering was held at the University of Witwaterstrand from the 31st of October to the 1st of November 2019. Focusing on public interest litigation, the gathering exists as a collaborative knowledge-sharing exercise involving public interest legal practitioners and organisations, law students, paralegals, social movement leaders and legal … Continue reading STRENGTH THROUGH STRATEGY: Thoughts from P.I.L.G 2019

The Making of a Feminist Political Constituency or How to Theorize a Bonobo Sisterhood Polity

*Emmah Wabuke How can we convert women into a feminist political force rather than political footstools of the more quintessential polities, such as ethnicity? This post has no answer. Instead, it provides a roadmap, through a series of questions, which will hopefully lead the reader into a working formula on HOW to create a feminist … Continue reading The Making of a Feminist Political Constituency or How to Theorize a Bonobo Sisterhood Polity

History and Violence, responding to white supremacy: America and South Africa in the Trump era… A retelling of the event

Wami Kolawole* What do you mean when you say the Trump era? And how true is that assertion in the context of South Africa and even Africa’s realities? That was the first question problematizing our chosen topic, in what would turn out to be an intimate but highly stimulating discussion. To this initial salvo, the … Continue reading History and Violence, responding to white supremacy: America and South Africa in the Trump era… A retelling of the event