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About our South-North partnership

UCT’s Department of Public Law is the lead partner in the Accountable Governance in Africa Project, a South-North partnership with the Universities of Warwick (UK) and Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania). The partnership project, established in 2007, is funded by the Development Partnerships in Higher Education - DelPHE Programme, of the British Council and the Department For International Development (UK). The purpose of the partnership is fourfold:- to generate comparative knowledge on problems of accountability and constitutional implementation in Africa, with a specific focus on institutions of accountability and international accountability support;

  • to feed this knowledge back into existing courses in Law and Politics at the Southern partner institutions;
  • to build multidisciplinary capacity in comparative research methodology and teaching;
  • to share research findings with a wider community of local and international academics and policymakers.

Our conference entitled Law and Governance in One Party Dominant Regimes in Sub-Saharan Africa is the final event under the umbrella of this partnership and will serve as an opportunity to cement relations between the three partner institutions and a broader group of academics working on themes related to accountable governance in Africa.

Our partnership is funded by

We have received additional assistance for the organisation of this conference from: