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183 pages ; 26 cm
  • Introduction
  • Historical background
  • The game
  • Roles and factions
  • Core texts and supplemental readings.
This game situates students in the Multiparty Negotiating Process taking place at the World Trade Center in Kempton Park in 1993. South Africa is facing tremendous social anxiety and violence. The object of the talks, and of the game, is to reach consensus for a constitution that will guide a post-apartheid South Africa. The country has immense racial diversity--white, black, Colored, Indian. For the negotiations, however, race turns out to be less critical than cultural, economic, and political diversity. Students are challenged to understand a complex landscape and to navigate a surprising web of alliances. The game focuses on the problem of transitioning a society conditioned to profound inequalities and harsh political repression into a more democratic, egalitarian system. Students will ponder carefully the meaning of democracy as a concept and may find that justice and equality are not always comfortable partners with liberty. While for the majority of South Africans, universal suffrage was a symbol of new democratic beginnings, it seemed to threaten the lives, families, and livelihoods of minorities and parties outside the African National Congress coalition. These deep tensions in the nature of democracy pose important questions about the character of justice and the best mechanisms for reaching national decisions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781469633169 20170807
Law Library (Crown)
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xxii, 209 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Peoples, plants, and patents in South Africa
  • Colonial science and hoodia as a scientific object
  • San demands for benefits by knowing !khoba as a plant from nature
  • South African scientists and the patenting of hoodia as a molecule
  • Botanical drug discovery of hoodia, from solid drug to liquid food
  • Hoodia growers and the making of hoodia as a cultivated plant
  • Epilogue: Implications of a feminist decolonial technoscience.
Native to the Kalahari Desert, Hoodia gordonii is a succulent plant known by generations of Indigenous San peoples to have a variety of uses: to reduce hunger, increase energy, and ease breastfeeding. In the global North, it is known as a natural appetite suppressant, a former star of the booming diet industry. In Reinventing Hoodia, Laura Foster explores how the plant was reinvented through patent ownership, pharmaceutical research, the self-determination efforts of Indigenous San peoples, contractual benefit sharing, commercial development as an herbal supplement, and bioprospecting legislation.Using a feminist decolonial technoscience approach, Foster argues that although patent law is inherently racialized, gendered, and Western, it offered opportunities for Indigenous San peoples, South African scientists, and Hoodia growers to make unequal claims for belonging within the shifting politics of South Africa. This radical interdisciplinary and intersectional account of the multiple materialities of Hoodia illuminates the co-constituted connections between law, science, and the marketplace, while demonstrating how these domains value certain forms of knowledge and matter differently.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780295742182 20171204
Law Library (Crown)
Book
vi, 244 pages ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Johannesburg as a Site for Rights 2. Inhabiting Joburg: Struggles for Housing and Access to the City 3. Struggles over Essential Services 4. Marginal Struggles: Equality, Public Presence and Livelihood 5. Privileged Struggles: Property, Lifestyle, Business and Safety 6. Struggles over Autonomy, Equality and Identity: Sex, Gender and Sexuality 7. The Right to Joburg?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138059283 20180115
Rights-based Litigation, Urban Governance and Social Justice in South Africa considers the overlap between legal and everyday struggles for social and spatial justice in the particular context of Johannesburg, South Africa. Drawing from literature across disciplines of law, urban geography and urban planning, as well as from reported case-law concerning the invocation of constitutional rights in Johannesburg and other South African cities, the book critically examines whether, and to what extent, the invocation of legal rights before South African courts have contributed to the advancement of social justice in the city. It considers the impact of the legal assertion of different constituent aspects of the so-called "right to the city" on the many people simultaneously performing the right, the governance structures responsible for enabling and facilitating its enjoyment and, thirdly, the physical place in which it is performed. Drawing broad conclusions on the utility of rights-based litigation for the achievement of social change and spatial justice, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of South Africa, constitutional law, human rights law, regulatory law, sociology of rights, studies of law and society, urban studies, urban geography, governance studies, and development studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138059283 20180115
Green Library
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212 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • General introduction
  • Form of the South African state
  • Overview of national constitution and structure
  • Relationship between national and sub-national units
  • Judicial authority in South Africa
  • National rules
  • The Western Cape Constitution
  • Citizenship and aliens
  • Fundamental rights and liberties
  • Protection of cultural, religious, and linguistic communities.
"[This book provides] information on the country's sources of constitutional law, its form of government, and its administrative structure. Lawyers who handle transnational matters will appreciate the clarifications of particular terminology and its application. Throughout the book, the treatment emphasizes the specific points at which constitutional law affects the interpretation of legal rules and procedure. [Coverage] describes the political system, the historical background, the role of treaties, legislation, jurisprudence, and administrative regulations. The discussion of the form and structure of government outlines its legal status, the jurisdiction and workings of the central state organs, the subdivisions of the state, its decentralized authorities, and concepts of citizenship. Special issues include the legal position of aliens, foreign relations, taxing and spending powers, emergency laws, the power of the military, and the constitutional relationship between church and state."-- Back cover.
Law Library (Crown)
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xv, 266 pages ; 30 cm
  • Negotiation
  • Introduction to mediation
  • Voluntary mediation
  • Statutory mediation
  • Conciliation in terms of the Labour Relations Act
  • Introduction to arbitration
  • The Arbitration Act
  • Arbitration in terms of the Labour Relations Act
  • Ombudsmen
  • Administrative-dispute resolution.
"[This book] addresses the increasing use of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in resolving disputes rather than resorting to court-based litigation. The focus of the book is on the resolution of commercial and labour disputes. [The author] covers negotiation, mediation, arbitration, ombudsmen and administrative dispute resolution. The skills, techniques and relevant statutory framework for each field of alternative dispute resolution are discussed, and local and international examples of the application of the relevant principles are provided."-- Back cover.
Law Library (Crown)
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xxi, 392 pages ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction-- 2. Taking reality (legally) seriously-- 3. Voting rights, politics, and trust-- 4. The role of the Court: standard conceptions-- 5. The role of the Court: constitution-building-- 6. LGBTI equality-- 7. Democracy-- 8. Socio-economic rights-- 9. Equality, eviction and engagement.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107124097 20170213
This revisionary perspective on South Africa's celebrated Constitutional Court draws on historical and empirical sources alongside conventional legal analysis to show how support from the African National Congress government and other political actors has underpinned the Court's landmark cases, which are often applauded too narrowly as merely judicial achievements. Standard accounts see the Court as overseer of a negotiated constitutional compromise and as the looked-to guardian of that constitution against the rising threat of the ANC. However, in reality South African successes have been built on broader and more admirable constitutional politics to a degree no previous account has described or acknowledged. The Court has responded to this context with a substantially consistent but widely misunderstood pattern of deference and intervention. Although a work in progress, this institutional self-understanding represents a powerful effort by an emerging court, as one constitutionally serious actor among others, to build a constitution.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107124097 20170213
Green Library
Book
xxi, 392 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Taking reality (legally) seriously
  • Voting rights, politics, and trust
  • The role of the court : standard conceptions
  • The role of the court : constitution-building
  • LGBTI equality
  • Democracy
  • Socio-economic rights
  • Equality, eviction and engagement.
This revisionary perspective on South Africa's celebrated Constitutional Court draws on historical and empirical sources alongside conventional legal analysis to show how support from the African National Congress government and other political actors has underpinned the Court's landmark cases, which are often applauded too narrowly as merely judicial achievements. Standard accounts see the Court as overseer of a negotiated constitutional compromise and as the looked-to guardian of that constitution against the rising threat of the ANC. However, in reality South African successes have been built on broader and more admirable constitutional politics to a degree no previous account has described or acknowledged. The Court has responded to this context with a substantially consistent but widely misunderstood pattern of deference and intervention. Although a work in progress, this institutional self-understanding represents a powerful effort by an emerging court, as one constitutionally serious actor among others, to build a constitution.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107124097 20170306
Law Library (Crown)
Book
1 volume (loose-leaf) : illustrations ; 26 cm
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xiv, 697 pages ; 25 cm
  • Basis of contractual liability
  • Offer and acceptance
  • Consensus obtained by improper means
  • Formalities
  • Possibility of performance
  • Legality
  • Certainty
  • Contents and operation of a contract
  • Breach of contract
  • Remedies for breach of contract
  • Cession
  • Termination of obligations.
"[This book] examines the concepts, principles and rules relating to contracts, and considers the jurisprudential, constitutional and social context in which contract law operates...The book explores the theoretical basis and structure of the South African law of contract and discusses the role played by the courts – including discussions of the latest court decisions – in the interpretation and application of these rules and principles. Where the law is not settled divergent opinions are considered and solutions offered, sometimes also with reference to foreign jurisdictions. This fifth edition...highlights the importance of the Consumer Protection Act in relation to the construction and conclusion of contracts, while close attention is also paid to the influence of constitutional jurisprudence and the principle of good faith in the formation of binding legal agreements. While the basic approach of the work has been retained, it has been substantially refined and reworked in many chapters."-- Back cover.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
2 volumes ; 24 cm.
  • Part one. The legal and regulatory framework for the electricity supply industry : the power crisis in South Africa
  • causes, consequences and solutions.
"The South African power sector has changed over the past few years. This edition of the working paper (part one) provides an overview of the most important changes that took place up until August 2015. The following two aspects stand out: the successful introduction of renewable energy to South Africa's energy mix through the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPPP) and the severe power crisis which has been dramatically exacerbated since the end of 2014. Part one of the working paper analyzes the measures that the South African government has taken in order to cope with the power crisis and proposes further measures to overcome it. The IPP procurement program has been launched in 2011, and this is now the first step in the development of renewable energies. The legal and regulatory framework for the oil and gas sectors in South Africa is covered in a separate publication: Energy Law in South Africa, part two."-- Back cover.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xi, 381 pages ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Introduction-- Part I. Justiciability and the First Wave: 2. The justiciability debate and the new constitution-- 3. The first wave cases-- 4. A 'curious divergence'-- Part II. Procedure and the Second Wave: 5. The second-wave cases-- 6. Evictions and education-- 7. Patterns and possibilities in the second wave-- Part III. Procedure's Potential: 8. The eviction model-- 9. Democratic engagement-- 10. Conclusion: real rights.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107029453 20160704
With a new and comprehensive account of the South African Constitutional Court's social rights decisions, Brian Ray argues that the Court's procedural enforcement approach has had significant but underappreciated effects on law and policy and challenges the view that a stronger substantive standard of review is necessary to realize these rights. Drawing connections between the Court's widely acclaimed early decisions and the more recent second-wave cases, Ray explains that the Court has responded to the democratic legitimacy and institutional competence concerns that consistently constrain it by developing doctrines and remedial techniques that enable activists, civil society and local communities to press directly for rights-protective policies through structured, court-managed engagement processes. Engaging with Social Rights shows how those tools could be developed to make state institutions responsive to the needs of poor communities by giving those communities and their advocates consistent access to policy-making and planning processes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107029453 20160704
Green Library
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xi, 381 pages ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction-- Part I. Justiciability and the First Wave: 2. The justiciability debate and the new constitution-- 3. The first wave cases-- 4. A 'curious divergence'-- Part II. Procedure and the Second Wave: 5. The second-wave cases-- 6. Evictions and education-- 7. Patterns and possibilities in the second wave-- Part III. Procedure's Potential: 8. The eviction model-- 9. Democratic engagement-- 10. Conclusion: real rights.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107029453 20160704
With a new and comprehensive account of the South African Constitutional Court's social rights decisions, Brian Ray argues that the Court's procedural enforcement approach has had significant but underappreciated effects on law and policy and challenges the view that a stronger substantive standard of review is necessary to realize these rights. Drawing connections between the Court's widely acclaimed early decisions and the more recent second-wave cases, Ray explains that the Court has responded to the democratic legitimacy and institutional competence concerns that consistently constrain it by developing doctrines and remedial techniques that enable activists, civil society and local communities to press directly for rights-protective policies through structured, court-managed engagement processes. Engaging with Social Rights shows how those tools could be developed to make state institutions responsive to the needs of poor communities by giving those communities and their advocates consistent access to policy-making and planning processes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107029453 20160704
Law Library (Crown)
Book
x, 362 pages ; 21 cm
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217 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
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lxxxi, 988 pages ; 25 cm
  • Part 1. Introduction to criminal justice
  • Part 2. General principles of criminal liability
  • Section A: Overview
  • Section B: Unlawful conduct (actus reus)
  • Section C: Defences excluding unlawfulness
  • Section D: Capacity
  • Section E: Fault (mens rea)
  • Section F: Special forms of liability
  • Section G: Participation in crime
  • Section H: Incomplete or inchoate crimes
  • Part 3. Specific crimes
  • Section A: Crimes against human life
  • Section B: Crimes against the person
  • Section C: Crimes against family life
  • Section D: Crimes against property
  • Section E: Crimes against community interests
  • Section F: Crimes against sexual morality
  • Section G: Collecitve welfare
  • Section H: Maintenance of the government of the state
  • Section I: Crimes against the administration of justice
  • Section J: Organised crime.
The fifth edition of this established work on criminal law now includes detailed discussion of major judicial pronouncements on dolus eventualis (Pistorius), the limits of common purpose liability in its active association form (Dewnath), robbery with aggravating circumstances (Masingili), treason (the Boeremag Treason trial), racketeering/retrospectivity (Savoi) and consensual child sexual experimentation (Teddy Bear Clinic). With the important entry into force on 9 August 2015 of the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act 7 of 2013, definitions of human trafficking and related offences have now become an integral part of our criminal law. Moreover, the transitional provisions on human trafficking in the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act 32 of 2007 have been replaced with more detailed provisions under this Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act 7 of 2013. A significant amendment to abortion law has been effected by the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Amendment Act 1 of 2008 (assented to 12 February and promulgated18 February 2008), following the Constitutional Court's judgment in Doctors for Life International v Speaker of the National Assembly 2006 (6) SA 416 (CC). Judgments of the Supreme Court of Appeal, the Constitutional Court and legislative amendments relevant to criminal law up until the end of 2015 have been included in this fifth edition of Principles of Criminal Law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781485109723 20170424
Law Library (Crown)
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xxv, 753 pages ; 25 cm
  • Contents include: Introduction to the law of evidence-- Admissibility of relevant evidence-- Exclusion of relevant evidence: Privilege-- Exclusion of relevant evidence: Unconstitutionally obtained evidence-- Hearsay-- Admissibility and proof of the contents of relevant detrimental statements-- Kinds of evidence and the presentation thereof-- Witness-- Proof without evidence-- Weight of evidence and standards and burdens of proof-- Appendices of relevant legislation-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781485109242 20160919
The fourth edition of Principles of Evidence strikes a balance between the theory of the law of evidence and its practical application. This edition continues to assess the impact of the Constitution on the traditional Anglo-South African law of evidence, especially with regards to the admissibility of unconstitutionally obtained evidence. It further discusses the statutory provisions regulating diverse matters such as sexual history evidence and the admissibility of electronic evidence.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781485109242 20160919
This third edition strikes a balance between the theory of the law of evidence and its practical application in a constitutional setting. Special attention is given to constitutional issues, the impact of these sections on the Anglo-South African law of evidence, and the extent to which some of them may be subject to constitutional challenges. Stock is also taken of the provisions of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002 and the consequences of the repeal of s 66 of the Internal Security Act 74 of 1982.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780702185281 20160919
Law Library (Crown)
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x, 727 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Catalysts of change
  • Common-law principles that shaped mineral and petroleum law in South Africa
  • Pre-2004 mineral and petroleum law
  • Objects of the MPRDA
  • State custodianship in South African jurisprudence : A historical perspective
  • State custodianship of the nation's mineral and petroleum resources
  • Defining minerals and petroleum
  • Nature and content of rights to minerals
  • Nature and contents of rights to petroleum
  • The acquisition of permissions, permits and rights to minerals and petroleum
  • The transfer, encumbrance and termination of rights to minerals and petroleum
  • Balancing interests
  • The way forward.
Property in Minerals and Petroleum is the first major academic text to analyse the state-custodianship concept in South African law with emphasis on its application in mineral and petroleum law. As such, the book seeks to stimulate academic discourse about the impact of the incorporation of state custodianship in this field of law. The book considers the nature of mineral and petroleum rights in a state-custodianship model within a constitutional context. It clarifies the institutional regime change that lead to the regulatory context in which such rights now can be acquired, transferred or lost. The first chapter of Property in Minerals and Petroleum focuses on the constitutional imperatives for reform in mineral and petroleum law, and on the changing concepts of property and landownership that paved the way for transformation. Further chapters evaluate the pre-2004 mineral and petroleum law dispensation and address the current dispensation under the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA). The section on the MPRDA focuses on the aims and objectives of the Act; the notion of state custodianship and its impact on existing property law; the meaning of the terms 'mineral' and 'petroleum'; the nature, content and regulation of rights to minerals and petroleum; the acquisition, transfer and termination of such rights; and various miscellaneous aspects that straddle existing property law principles and the regulation of minerals and petroleum.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781485118909 20170703
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xv, 197 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Lawyer : know yourself
  • Know you are on a frontier
  • Know your client
  • Categorising social issues for legal action
  • Legal framework : marriage and cohabitation
  • Legal framework : subsidised housing law and policy
  • The big picture : current land tenure thinking
  • Strategies for pro-poor prenuptial agreements
  • The initial stages of client interaction
  • Developing clauses for a prenuptial agreement
  • Simulating clients to test your precedents
  • Know that you don't know.
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215 pages : charts ; 22 cm
  • Contexte historique -- Contexte juridique -- Recueil des préceptes catalyseurs du cloisonnement des races -- Instruments et mesures législatives aux fins de ce régime -- Fonction de la ségrégation et de la séparation raciale -- Textes législatifs et moyens technologiques aux fins de cette fonction -- Critères de l'exploitation économique des ressources culturelles et humaines -- Normes juridiques aux fins de ces objectifs -- Force de frappe de l'apartheid -- Organisation juridique de la terreur -- Contexte politique : la bantoustanisation et ses conséquences -- La bantoustanisation et sa mise en oeuvre juridique -- Origine du terme "apartheid " -- Premier mythe -- Deuxième mythe -- Troisième mythe -- Le milieu politique -- Les mouvements de libération en Afrique du Sud -- L'African national Congress (ANC) -- Le Pan africanist Congress of Azania -- Le Parti communiste sud-africain (SACP) -- Le mouvement de la Conscience noire (The Black Consciousness) -- L'inkatha -- Les partis majoritaires de la minorité blanche -- Le National Party et le Democratic Party -- Situation sociogéographique de l'afrique du sud -- La population noire -- La population blanche -- Les métis -- Les Asiens -- Le principe de développement séparé -- Situation économique des homelands -- Transkei -- Ciskei -- Kwazulu -- Bophutatswana -- Lé Bowa -- Venda -- Gazankulu -- Qwaqwa -- Swazi -- Situation politique des homelands -- Législation du travail'/ droit positif sud-africain -- Généralité sur la notion de recrutement -- Droit contractuel -- Article 1" : quelques définitions -- Le recrutement des Bantous -- Législation relative aux Bantous dans l'agriculture -- Champs d'application -- Établissements d'État -- Registres devant être tenus par les commissaires aux affaires bantoues -- Cultivateurs -- Occupants -- Bantou bénéficiant d'un permis spécial de résider sur un domaine -- Constitution de commission de contrôle des cultivateurs -- Règlements intérieurs des commissions -- Décisions des commissions -- Notifications des décisions des commissions -- Droit de recours devant le ministre -- Émoluments des membres de la commission -- Frais de déplacement des membres des commissions -- Commission de la main-d'oeuvre bantoue -- Pouvoirs, obligations et fonctions des agents de liaison de la main-d'oeuvre -- Transmission des décisions ou ordres ministériels -- Utilisation du cheptel appartenant à un salarié bantou -- Sanctions -- Système et conditions de travail de la main-d'oeuvre africaine en zone blanche rurale -- Mines et industries -- Les Africains urbanisés en zone blanche -- Réglementation : des inspections de la main-d'oeuvre bantoue -- Contrat de travail -- Visa des contrats -- Examen médical -- Original et copies du contrat -- Avis d'embauche -- Énonciation à porter sur le livret de contrôle -- Annulation de contrats de travail visés -- Durée du contrat de travail -- Résiliation du contrat de travail en cas de maladie -- La loi de 1965 : bureaux de la main-d'oeuvre et emploi des Bantous -- Juridiction, pouvoirs'et fonctions des bureaux de la main-d'oeuvre
  • Objectifs des bureaux de la main-d'oeuvre -- Immatriculation des employeurs des zones non réservées -- Immatriculation des demandeurs d'emploi des zones non réservées -- Avis d'emploi dans une zone non réservée -- Avis de changement d'emploi dans une zone non réservée -- Registre des emplois des zones réservées tenu par l'agent de district de la main-d'oeuvre -- Zones réservées -- Immatriculation des employeurs et enregistrement des vacances dans les zones réservées -- Immatriculation des demandeurs d'emplois des zones réservées -- Procédure à suivre lorsque le Bantou n'est pas immatriculé comme demandeur d'emploi -- Autorisation de chercher du travail dans la zone réservée -- Procédure à suivre lorsqu'un Bantou refuse de prendre un emploi -- Emploi d'un Bantou dans une zone réservée -- Avis d'emploi dans une zone réservée -- Registre des emplois des zones réservées, tenu par l'agent municipal. -- Avis de changement d'emploi dans une zone réservée -- Autres procédures pouvant être suivies par un bureau local de la main-d'oeuvre -- Signature mensuelle des livrets de contrôle -- Catégorie d'emploi -- Introduction des travailleurs bantous en provenance d'autres zones -- Travailleurs occasionnels et indépendants -- Système d'identification dans le cadre des relations de travail -- Bureaux de contrôle des Bantou : loi de 1965 -- Contrôle de l'immigration dans les zones urbaines -- Bantous autorisés à résider dans une zone réservée -- Salaires des zones'réservées -- Salaires des mines et de l'industrie dans les zones réservées -- Bantou étranger dans les zones réservées -- Résidence illégale dans une zone réservée -- Travailleurs itinérants -- Le livret de contrôle -- Exemples -- Sécurité sociale chômage et formation -- Sécurité sociale -- Le phénomène du chômage -- Oisifs et indésirables -- La formation professionnelle de la main-d'oeuvre migrante -- Les travailleurs migrants étrangers -- L'emploi des métis urbanisés -- Conditions d'emploi des métis dans l'agriculture -- Liberté d'association et négociations collectives des syndicats -- Le système salarial -- Article 16 : Protection des salaires -- Rôle de l'o.i.t. dans la lutte contre l'apartheid -- Action normative -- Action pratique de l'O.I.T -- Programme de l'O.I.T. pour l'élimination de l'apartheid dans le domaine du travail en République sud-africaine -- La déclaration concernant la politique de l'apartheid -- Rapports spéciaux du DG. du B.I.T. sur l'application de la déclaration -- Actions multilatérales contre l'apartheid -- Le sens du combat africain -- L'avènement de mandela et le contexte nouveau -- Physionomie actuelle de la presse sud-africaine -- Problématique du racisme -- Le racisme à rebours -- Le racisme classique -- Le néo-racisme.
"Ce livre, fruit de recherches menées durant des années par l'auteur, nous ramène au coeur de l'horrible situation qu'ont vécue les Noirs, Asiens et Métis d'Afrique du Sud, confinés dans un système qui refusait catégoriquement de reconnaître leurs droits fondamentaux. Ce système rétrograde, appelé " apartheid ", fut mis en place par la minorité blanche afin de sauvegarder et pérenniser la suprématie des seuls Blancs. Dans cet essai juridique, l'auteur s'est efforcé d'étayer les multiples études et recherches faites sur l'Afrique du Sud et le système de l'apartheid, en insistant singulièrement sur les fondements jurisprudentiels qui ont régenté cet univers, érigé en véritable développement parallèle et séparé. Son ambition est de créer un centre d'intérêt et de références en matière de droit comparé pour un public cible de jurisconsultes, de chercheurs et de spécialistes du droit civique, aussi bien que pour des étudiants en quête de vérité historique. L'essayiste stigmatise donc les violations flagrantes et les vices de forme façonnés pour défendre des causes injustes. Le lecteur trouvera matière à assouvir sa soif de connaissances sur ce que le monde civilisé a combattu jusqu'à la libération de Nelson Mandela et l'avènement d'une relative ère démocratique en faveur de la majorité noire."--Page 4 of cover.
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xv, 320 pages : illustrations, forms ; 25 cm
  • Vulnerable children in the South African context
  • Children in the family
  • Violence against children
  • Youths within the criminal justice system as perpetrators and victims
  • Constitutional and legislative themes applicable to the protection of vulnerable children
  • The South African Bill of Rights and vulnerable children
  • Children and the law an introduction to the aims and objectives of selected statutes applicable to vulnerable children
  • Customary law and vulnerable children
  • Inter-sectoral co-operation in the protection of vulnerable children
  • Department and sectors of government with a child protection or assistance mandate
  • The role and duty of the South African police service in protecting vulnerable children
  • Policing and vulnerable children
  • Policing and the protection of vulnerable children through specific legislation
  • The role of social workers and probation officers in protecting vulnerable children
  • Child justice reform in South Africa
  • The Child Justice Act 75 of 2008
  • Probation
  • Key role players in child justice
  • Matters related to age
  • Assessment of children
  • Preliminary enquiries
  • Diversion
  • Sentencing in the child justice court
  • Duties of provincial officers of the Department of Social Development
  • The role of correctional services in protecting vulnerable children
  • Introduction
  • Sentencing options for child offenders
  • The role of the Department of Correctional Services in child justice
  • Incarceration of child offenders under remand
  • Sentenced child offenders in South African correctional centres
  • Overview of selected correctional phenomena
  • Research concerning selected correctional phenomena
  • Release from correctional incarceration and aftercare
  • Summary.
"Vulnerable Children in South Africa: Legal, social development and criminological aspects analyses the legal, social development, criminological and penology issues that affect vulnerable children and children who are in conflict with the law. The book adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to the topic and considers vulnerability within both the family and broader societal structures. The book addresses the needs of children as victims and children as perpetrators of harm. The book takes a holistic view of vulnerability in childhood and addresses a wide variety of issues, including the nature and potential legal impact of harmful cultural practices. Vulnerable Children in South Africa also describes the causes and effects of vulnerability in childhood and emphasises the multi-disciplinary aspects of working with such children as victims or offenders. The authors concentrate on the processes that apply to the work of various professionals: police officers, lawyers, social workers, probation officers and correctional officers. The Child Justice Act 75 of 2008, the Childrens Act 38 of 2005 and the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act 32 of 2007 are among the Acts that are discussed. Written by former police officers, criminologists, penologists, lawyers and experts in the area of childrens rights, the book is designed to be practical in nature and is supplemented by forms and documents relevant to working with vulnerable children."--Page [4] of book cover.
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