Professor, University of Johannesburg
Director, South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC)
Secretary-General, International Association of Constitutional Law
I am interested both in the philosophical underpinnings of the recognition of animal rights as well as the legal implications of such entitlements. I have written on the need to change the status of animals in the law in post-apartheid South Africa and why their rights should be protected in the Constitution. I have also written on making meaningful sense of the notion of ‘unnecessary suffering’ through engaging with the doctrine of proportionality as well as on cases that have arisen in South Africa that engaged animal interests. I am also an active advocate for improved animal welfare and have actively engaged with government authorities to re-draft better laws for animals.
After seeing the very unsettling set of pictures linked with the Camden Town murders, with all its thematic, if not chromatic, darkness the visitor is in no mood to concentrate on anything else. Whatever their – naturally undeniable – intrinsic quality, the last works on display ( Jack Ashore , c. 1912-1913 ; The Prussians in Belgium , c. 1912 [1915 title] ; Stemmo Insieme , c. 1907-1908) do not add anything to the show : this is the only negative note on this excellent exhibition, assembling pieces which are usually scattered all over the world, and which one will not have the opportunity to see together in the same location again before long. In an interview which appeared in January [ 10 ], Wendy Baron, co-author of the catalogue [ 11 ], argues that Sickert is “the greatest British artist since Turner”. No less. The reader is of course encouraged to see for himself at the Courtauld Gallery.
“Are there many paths to God?” Christianity Magazine, Premier: London, July 2014
“Growing A Rural Ministry”, Evangelicals Now, February, 2014
“A Theologian explains why he is not an Atheist”, in David (ed.), “Why I am Not an Atheist: Facing the Inadequacies of Unbelief”, Ross-Shire: Christian Focus, 2013
“One Light, Many Lamps: In Conversation with John Hick”, Reform, February 2013
“Youth and Old Age: Ecclesiastes 11:7-12:8” in Going the Distance, ed. Elizabeth McQuiod, Nottingham: IVP, 2013
“A Different Kind of Treasure: Matthew 6:19-24” in Creation, Chaos and Christ, Milton Keynes: Authentic Media, 2008
“Exclusivism” in New Dictionary of Apologetics ed. Campbell Campbell-Jack and Gavin McGrath, Leicester: IVP, 2006
“John Hick: Religion for the Modern World?” in Getting Your Bearings: Engaging with Contemporary Theologians, ed. Philip Duce and Daniel Strange, Leicester: Apollos, 2003
“Confessing Christ in a Pluralist Culture” in Grace and Truth in the Secular Age ed. Timothy Bradshaw, Grand Rapids: Eerdmanns, 1998