Who we are
Law, Democracy & Development is the journal of the Faculty of Law at the University of the Western Cape. The first issue appeared in May 1997. The journal set out to build on the proud traditions established by UWC and the Law Faculty in the struggle for democracy, with many of our staff and alumni having gone on to serve as Ministers of state, judges of the highest courts and in other key positions in the post-apartheid dispensation. Our focus is on legal and socio-legal issues relevant to the development challenges facing South Africa and Africa – above all, the nurturing of institutions of governance based on the promotion of human rights.