The year 2014 saw the adoption by the AU Assembly of a protocol
providing the African Court with jurisdiction over international crimes, and
a revised protocol on the Pan-African Parliament providing it with power
to adopt ‘model legislation’. With regard to implementation, the Ebola
epidemic in West Africa affected the effective functioning of, in particular,
the African Commission. However, despite this and other challenges, the
African Commission adopted important normative instruments, such as a
resolution on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, responded
to violations through urgent appeals and press releases, and engaged
with states through missions and the state reporting procedure. The
Commission also adopted some interesting jurisprudence in the period
under review. The African Children’s Rights Committee consolidated its
position as the main regional body for the protection of children’s rights in
Africa. The African Court received an increasing number of cases and
handed down two judgments on merits and an advisory opinion.
This article aims to examine the portrayal of African migrants and South Africa’s
relationship to the African continent in post-apartheid crime fiction. Exotic settings and the
figure of the stranger have featured in the ...
Verkerk, Domonique-Marie(University of Pretoria, 2017)
The South African War (1899-1902) was ostensibly a “White man’s war” between the British Empire and the two Boer Republics, the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek and the Orange Free State, but both sides involved Africans in the ...
This paper identifies four perspectives on the idea of ecodomy as ancestry in contemporary studies on
indigenous African religions. Building on the notion of ecodomy defined by Geiko Müller-Fahrenholz as