Founded in 1985 by the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) and housed at the School of Law, University of Witwatersand, Johannesburg, the SAJHR is the leading South African public law journal, publishing scholarship of the highest standard for a worldwide readership. The journal is published by CALS and Juta & Co, Cape Town. The Journal appears three times a year.
One of the oldest public law journals in South Africa, the SAJHR was ranked as the most widely cited South African law journal in Washington and Lee University’s study of most-cited legal periodicals.
The journal is dedicated to the advancement of scholarship on human rights and justice-related law in South Africa.