Quote of the week

[Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro] possesses, however, few of his predecessor’s resources, lacking not just oil revenue but Chávez’s surplus of charisma, humour and political skill. Maduro, unable to end the crisis, has increasingly sided with the privileged classes against the masses; his security forces are regularly dispatched into barrios to repress militants under the guise of fighting crime. Having lost its majority in Congress, the government, fearing it can’t win at the polls the way Chávez did, cancelled gubernatorial elections that had been set for December last year (though they now appear to be on again). Maduro has convened an assembly to write a new constitution, supposedly with the objective of institutionalising the power of social movements, though it is unlikely to lessen the country’s polarisation.

Greg Grandin
London Review of Books
7 August 2012

Claude Leon Lecture Invitation

INVITATION

The Dean of Law, Professor P.J. Schwikkard, takes pleasure in inviting you to the annual Claude Leon Constitutional Governance lecture to be given by the  Constitutional Court Justice of South Africa,

the Hon. Mr Justice Yacoob

“ Freedom of Expression versus Democracy?”

Date: Thursday 16 August 2012

Time: 17:30 for 18:00 (beforehand please join Juta for drinks and snacks)

Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Kramer Building, Middle Campus, UCT

RSVP: Rene on tel. 021 650 3072 or via e-mail Rene.Francke@uct.ac.za
University of Cape Town

 

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