The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the
Rights of Women in Africa was adopted under article 66 of the African
Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights to supplement the provisions on
women’s human rights protection of the Charter. Consequently, the
African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the African Court
on Human and Peoples’ Rights are the human rights bodies at the African
Union level that are mandated to oversee the implementation of the
African Women’s Protocol. Until now the African Union has had three
judicial and human rights institutions, namely, the African Commission,
the African Court and the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and
Welfare of the Child, to oversee the implementation of the human rights
set out in its different treaties. To emphasise the importance of the
realisation of women’s human rights, the African Commission created the
mechanism of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa.
Despite the adoption of the African Women’s Protocol and the mechanism
of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa, violations of
women’s human rights across the continent remain widespread. The
article’s contention is that, as the African Commission has several aspects
to its mandate and has to oversee all aspects of human rights in Africa,
women’s human rights do not receive the attention they require. The article analyses whether existing mechanisms sufficiently ensure the
oversight of the Women’s Protocol and proposes alternatives that the
African Union may explore to do so.
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 ...
De Souza Drummond, Elizabeth Lucy(University of Pretoria, 2013-08-06)
South Africa has expressed its desire to be the gateway for investment into Africa. With its residence-based tax system which taxes the worldwide income of its tax residents, South African companies will be open to double ...
Makgalancheche, Wilson Mokete(University of Pretoria, 2007-04-04)
The research investigate the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) from a leadership and governance perspective in the African public services. The research was initiated with a historiography to map out efforts that were ...