SAHA Presentations and Research Publications

The following articles, chapters and / or presentations have been prepared over the last year by current or past SAHA staff members, reflecting on SAHA research, programme activities and advocacy agendas.

Catherine Kennedy

  • Presentation for history educators on SAHA's archival education and outreach programme at the Independent Education Board annual conference, Johannesburg, February 2015
  • Keynote address at the 23rd Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (ESARBICA) General Conference, Victoria Falls, 8 - 12 June 2015.
  • Presentation for journalists: "Using PAIA to your advantage", MMX 15: Journalism Next: Innovation, Brand, and Sustainability, Johannesburg, 12 - 13 June 2015. View video report presented at MMX15
  • Seminar: 'Tracing the TRC archive: a SAHA case study'. Wits School of Arts, Masters in Heritage Studies - Constitution Hill, 2 September 2015
  • Keynote address at the KwaZulu-Natal Records Managers and Deputy Information Officers Forum (KRMDIOF), Durban, 9 September 2015
  • "Activating archives for justice: the TRC records and the duty to remember" Rhodes Journalism Review, edition 35.

Toerien van Wyk

  • Presentation of a paper on the role of legal work in non-governmental organisations at the Tshwane University of Technology's First National Conference on Paralegals, Pretoria, February 2015
  • Presentation on the importance of access to information at Parktown High School for Girls, Johannesburg, March 2015
  • Presentation on using the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (PAIA) in investigative journalism, at the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) Faculty: Jounalism, Johannesburg, April 2015
  • Presentation on the impact of recent litigation by SAHA on the right of access to information broadly and PAIA specifically, at the Public Interest Law Gathering hosted at the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS), Johannesburg, July 2015 
  • Presentation of a paper on gaps in the implementation of PAIA that are highlighted by the My Vote Counts Constitutional Court judgment, at the University of Pretoria's Conference on 'Soft Law and Human Rights: The Impact of the Model Law on Access to Information for Africa', Pretoria, December 2015

Robyn Leslie

Presentation at the Wits Institute for Diversity Studies: We can't fix what we don't know

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Presentation at the Wits Justice Project's Justice for Breakfast series: transitional justice and the Truth Commission

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Thomas Crankshaw

  • Presentation on the importance of access to information at Roedean School, Johannesburg, January 2016
Paper Wars
Published in 2009, Paper Wars reflects upon the work SAHA has done around testing the parameters of South Africa's freedom of information legislation.