Quote of the week

An ‘important purpose of section 34 [of the Constitution] is to guarantee the protection of the judicial process to persons who have disputes that can be resolved by law’ and that the right of access to court is ‘foundational to the stability of an orderly society. It ensures the peaceful, regulated and institutionalised mechanisms to resolve disputes, without resorting to self-help. The right of access to court is a bulwark against vigilantism, and the chaos and anarchy which it causes. Construed in this context of the rule of law and the principle against self-help in particular, access to court is indeed of cardinal importance’.The right guaranteed s34 would be rendered meaningless if court orders could be ignored with impunity:the underlying purposes of the right — and particularly that of avoidance of self-help — would be undermined if litigants could decide which orders they wished to obey and which they wished to ignore.

Plasket AJ
Victoria Park Ratepayers' Association v Greyvenouw CC and others (511/03) [2003] ZAECHC 19 (11 April 2003)
11 December 2014

Kader Asmal Fellowship in Human Rights at Trinity College, Dublin

Kader Asmal Fellowships

Canon Collins Trust, on behalf of the Government of Ireland, invites applications for the Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme. 

Please note: these are for people who wish to commence studies in Ireland in September 2015. 

The fellowship programme has two strands: 

A: Eight annual awards for postgraduate study in 

  • Business Management;
  • Agriculture, Food Science & nutrition; and
  • Public Administration

For more information and a list of approved courses and universities, click here.

B: A fellowship in Human Rights Law at Trinity College Dublin to be selected by the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC)

For more information and a list of approved courses, click here

 

Are you eligible?

 

To apply for this scholarship through the Canon Collins Trust you must:

  • be a national of South Africa or
  • be a national of Zimbabwe in possession of a South African permanent resident permit
  • have achieved the necessary standard to be accepted onto a postgraduate course in an institute of higher education in Ireland
  • be applying for a full-time one-year master’s degree in one of the eligible courses at an approved Irish university

 

For full eligibility criteria please see the Scholarship Guidelines.

 

What the Fellowship offers

 

The Kader Asmal Fellowships will cover:

  • university application fees
  • tuition fees; 
  • examination and other fees
  • economy travel to and from your country of residence to Ireland; 
  • settling in allowance, book allowance and study allowance
  • accommodation; 
  • a monthly personal living allowance (stipend) to cover other living expense for you only and 
  • the costs of an entry clearance (student visitor visa) application

How to apply

 

Click on the link above. The closing date has been extended to Monday 5 January 2015. Late applications will not be accepted. 

Note:

Applicants need not apply to the university before applying for a fellowship. Successful candidates need only apply to their chosen university once the award has been made. At that time any application fees will be paid by the Fellowship Programme. 

 

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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