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Chatam House: Strengthening South Africa’s Constitution for Social Transformation

November 2, 2015 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Lawson+Naidoo

 

South Africa’s constitution is internationally lauded for its protection of human rights and its advancement of democratic government. Despite concerns surrounding the impact of long-term party incumbency and erosion of state institutions’ ability to implement legislation, the constitution remains the backbone of South African democracy and safeguard of the rule of law.

At this event, Lawson Naidoo will discuss the importance of the constitution as a social safeguard, examine instances of encroachment on its authority, and highlight how it can be strengthened and supported for better social transformation. At this event, Lawson Naidoo will discuss the importance of the constitution as a social safeguard, examine instances of encroachment on its authority, and highlight how it can be strengthened and supported for better social transformation.

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