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CONSTITUTIONALISM, THE RULE OF LAW & DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE: A CONVERSATION WITH PROFESSOR THULI MADONSELA

CONSTITUTIONALISM

CONSTITUTIONALISM, THE RULE OF LAW & DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE: A CONVERSATION WITH PROFESSOR THULI MADONSELA South African Professor Thuli Madonsela discusses the rule of law in the age of COVID-19, including important considerations around data protection and freedom of expression. On 10 July 2020, Mary-Jean Nleya (2019-2020 Open Internet for Democracy Leader) interviewed Professor Thuli Madonsela. Madonsela is a professor of law and the law faculty trust chair in social justice at Stellenbosch University, South Africa as well as the former South African...

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Africa urgently needs a shared identity for its $3trn free trade club to work, could music be a unifier?

Africa urgently needs a shared identity for its $3trn free trade club to work, could music be a unifier?

(This article first appeared on CNBCAfrica on 23 September 2019) By Mary-Jean Nleya Africa balkanised in 1884 – 1885 The balkanisation of African states is a colonial construct, yet it has become one of the most Africanised phenomena of contemporary Africa. During the wave of independence, a pan-Africanist movement swept over much of the continent with Julius Nyerere as its ardent proponent. However, the drawn lines of the Berlin Conference remained firm causing national identity to trump over a shared African identity. The recent...

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