JOURNAL OF UWC FACULTY OF LAW | ISSN 2077-4907 | Short URL www.ldd.org.za


Democracy, good governance, human rights and socio-economic development are critical matters for South Africa and Africa as a whole. Our aim is to provide a forum where scholars, practitioners and policy-makers can debate the issues surrounding them and, in doing so, contribute to shared knowledge and insight.

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Shifting consciousness and challenging power: Women activists and the provision of HIV/AIDS services, pgs 158-176

Written by Mottiar, Shauna and Dubula, Vuyiseka

In 2003, the South African government shifted AIDS policy, making HIV treatment available in the public healthcare sector. The antiretroviral roll-out, while hailed as a success, has required continued activism to ensure genuine implementation. Women, particularly the poor, traditionally bear the brunt of the impact of HIV/AIDS socially and eco...


Understanding, protecting, promoting and entrenching rule of law: What individuals, constitutional institutions, state entities and civil society must do

Written by Justice Mahomed Solomon Navsa

The gains of the struggle against apartheid must be consolidated through the establishment of the rule of law: this was the central message in Justice Navsa’s address as speaker at the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture, delivered at UWC Faculty of Law on 24 October 2019. In an age where the Constitution is under attack from many sides, Justice Navsa emphasised the importance of fulfilling the promises of that Constitution, not only by government and public officials, but by each citizen...

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