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Democracy, elections and constitutionalism in Africa – SASCA 2018

Stellenbosch Annual Seminar on Constitutionalism in Africa

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The organisers of the Stellenbosch Annual Seminar on Constitutionalism in Africa (SASCA) are pleased to announce that the Sixth SASCA event will be held at the STIAS-Wallenberg Research Centre, 10 Marais Straat, Stellenbosch, South Africa, from 4 to 6 September 2018. This seminar is funded through a STIAS grant from the Swedish Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and is also supported by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. The theme for the SASCA 2018 seminar is Democracy, elections and constitutionalism in Africa. This seminar is jointly organised by:

The Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA) of the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria – contact person and convenor: Prof. Charles Fombad at [email protected] Faculty of Law – Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA)
The Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study, contact person Prof. Johann Groenewald, Coordinator: Strategic initiatives at [email protected]
The South African Research Chair in Multilevel Government, Law and Policy(SARChI) at the Dullah Omar Institute, University of the Western Cape. South Africa – contact person: Prof. Nico Steytler, at [email protected], and South African Research Chair in Multilevel Government, Law and Policy
The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung: Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa – contact person Dr. Arne Wulff at [email protected]

All the papers presented during the seminar will be peer reviewed for publication in the fifth volume of the new series, Stellenbosch Handbooks in African Constitutional Law, to be published by Oxford University Press, Oxford. Participation is by invitation and will include African legal scholars, judges and legal practitioners as well as international scholars who have researched and written on the various expressions of constitutionalism in Africa. (The Call for papers closed on 20 March 2018.)

Additional information

  1. Click on the link to view or download a programme for the SASCA-2018 seminar. Please note that the keynote speeches on the first day will be given by the Honourable Chief Justices of Kenya and South Africa respectively.
  2. Click on the links for visa requirements and visitors information on Stellenbosch and vicinity. For your convenience, also find a downloadable map of the venue area.
  3. For more detailed information about the theme and scope of SASCA-2018, please consult the Call for papers or contact the Seminar Convenor, Prof. Charles M Fombad.

For enquiries about registration, accommodation and travel arrangements, please contact Ms Nel-Mari Loock, STIAS Programme administrator at [email protected].

Published on 10 August 2018. Last update: 28 August 2018 by JPG

Date and time

Tuesday, 4 September 2018 —
Thursday, 6 September 2018

09:00 – 17:30​

All times are in SAST (UTC+2)


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Book/Book Chapter

Fombad, Charles M. and Nico Steytler. (Eds.) 2021. Democracy, Elections, and Constitutionalism in Africa. Oxford University Press.

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