Fragmentation: Friend or foe in the effective implementation of the Cultural Diversity Convention in South Africa?

08 July 2011

It seems as if South Africa has never been as energetically involved in the international law-making arena as she was in the making of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions 2005 (the CDC). The CDC is the first legally binding international document protecting cultural diversity. It was adopted by UNESCO on 20 October 2005 and ratified by South Africa on 21 December 2006, three months before it entered into force on 18 March 2007.