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Political Parties in South Africa: The Interface between Law and Politics: Co-Hosted by UCT Politics and Public Law Departments & My Vote Counts

Please join us for this one day seminar co-hosted by My Vote Counts and UCT’s Public Law & Politics Departments: programme and RSVP details below:

Friday 28 August 2015

Oliver Tambo Moot Court – UCT Law Faculty, Middle Campus

08h00 – 08h30: Registration

08h45: Welcome and introductory remarks

  • Prof. Pierre de Vos
  • Prof. Anthony Butler


09h00 – 11h00: International perspectives on the public vs. private character of political parties (the nature of political parties under the Constitution)

Panel consisting of:

Chair: Judith February (MVC)

  • Prof. Jonathan Klaaren / Firoz Cachalia (Wits)
  • Prof. Matthijs Bogaards (Jacobs University Bremen)
  • Prof Cora Hoexter (Wits)
  • Nurina Alley (Activist, MVC lawyer)

TEA11h00 –11h15


11h30 – 13h00: The legal regulation of parties, elections, and campaigns.

Panel consisting of:

Chair: Ebrahim Fakir

  • Prof. Joergen Elklit
  • Raenette Taljaard
  • Kgotsi Chikane (InkuluFreeHeid)

LUNCH 13h00 – 14h00


14h15 – 15h45: Transparency, accountability & the fight against corruption

Panel consisting of:

Chair: David Lewis (Corruption Watch)

  • Gabriella Razzano (ODAC)
  • Michael Marchant (R2K)
  • Lindsay Ferris (Sunlight Foundation)

TEA: 15h45 – 16h00


16h00-17h00: Wrap up session: Where to from here? (1hr)

Facillitated by Ghalib Galant

To attend or for any queries: please email Judith February at or 083 453 9817


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Public Lecture: A Constitutional Missing Link?

Public Lecture: A Constitutional Missing Link? The regulation of political parties in South Africa. 

The UCT Politics and Public Law Departments, together with My Vote Counts, invite you to attend a public lecture by Kate O’Regan, former Constitutional Court judge.

Thursday 27th August   
17h30 for 18hoo
Kramer Law Building, Lecture Theater 3
Midddle Campus, UCT

Click here for the Invitation