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Decentralization, Local Governance and the Democratic Transition in Southern Africa: A Comparative Analysis

Published: Mar 25th, 2014

by James S. Wunsch Introduction What factors are required for viable, democratic, local governments in Africa? This is an important question for several reasons. First, in an era of continuing… Read More

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC): Human Rights and State Transitions – The South Africa Model

Published: Mar 21st, 2014

by Patricia J. Campbell Abstract Post-authoritarian regimes have struggled with the most appropriate way to deal with the former regimes’ human rights abuses.Several schools of though have emerged as to… Read More

The Organizational Structures for Community-Based Natural Resources Management in Southern Africa

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

by Bruce Campbell and Sheona Shackleton Abstract Throughout Southern Africa there has been a move to decentralize natural resource management (NRM). Decentralization has taken many forms, resulting in different organizational… Read More

Challenges Facing a Community Structure to Implement CBNRM in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

by Michelle Cocks, Anthony Dold and Isla Grundy  Abstract In most developing countries, community based natural resource management (CBNRM) initiatives have been adopted in an attempt to address the issue… Read More

Urban Renewal through Labour-Intensive Construction Technology in South Africa: Problems and Potentials

Published: Mar 13th, 2014

by Wellington Didibhuku Thwala Abstract In South Africa, the levels of unemployment and poverty are extremely high and two of South Africa’s most pressing problems. There is also a widely… Read More

Establishing the Truth about the Apartheid Past: Historians and the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Published: Mar 13th, 2014

by Jacobus A. du Pisani and Kwang-Su Kim Abstract The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was mandated to establish “the truth” about the causes, nature and extent of… Read More

Reconciling South Africa or South Africans? Cautionary Notes from the TRC

Published: Mar 13th, 2014

by Tristan Anne Borer Abstract This article argues that the question “Are South Africans reconciled?” is meaningless unless the sense in which the questioner is using the word reconciliation is… Read More

Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation in Africa: Issues and Cases

Published: Mar 13th, 2014

by Lyn Graybill and Kimberly Lanegran Abstract This essay identifies a number of problematic issues concerning transitional justice and restorative justice in particular and suggests that they can be fruitfully… Read More

Contesting Liberal Legality: Informal Legal Cultures in Post-Apartheid South Africa’s Privatizing Seafood Fishery

Published: Mar 11th, 2014

by Ken Salo Abstract Constructivist interpretations of law as an open and contested social field whose form is contingent upon the outcome of interacting formal and informal socio-legal practices continue… Read More

Media, Social Movements and the State: Competing Images of HIV/AIDS in South Africa

Published: Mar 11th, 2014

by Sean Jacobs and Krista Johnson Abstract South Africa’s mainstream print and broadcast media have attained a central role in shaping the discourse about HIV/AIDS as a result of their… Read More