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Alison Tilley

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Alison Tilley is an attorney working at the Open Democracy Advice Centre as the CEO. She specialises in right to know law. She is a founding trustee of the Women's Legal Centre, and has a keen interest in gender issues.

A pleasure to visit this library

So, you are all feeling a little glum, it seems. Between the Zimbabwe elections turning into a farce, our president denying that he said there…

Sex, school and why it’s all pear-shaped

Well, call me Mother Grundy, but I disapprove of sex at school. The report of the South African Human Rights Commission on school-based violence has…

Minister loses children

“Where they are going we don’t know,” says the minister of education about the kids in grades 10, 11 and 12 missing from school. She…

Don’t fire Pandor, fire some teachers

Although in general I love her blogs, firing Naledi Pandor, as Charlene Smith suggests, is really not going to help the desperate state of South…

Rape and the African Peer-Review Mechanism

I know the African Peer-Review Mechanism Country Report is not everyone’s idea of a good read. So let me point you to the interesting bit.…

The Mbeki biography — the good one

I have just put down of Mark Gevisser’s Thabo Mbeki: The Dream Deferred and I have to say I am disappointed, but only because the…

They really are watching you

You are right, they are watching you. I’m somewhat paranoid — who isn’t? But here’s a chilling little tale. You are on your way into…