EduLAw members attended the session ‚Africa, Human rights, and Transformation – A conversation with Johan Froneman, Dhaya Pillay, and Toyin Falola’. Johan Froneman is a retired judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and extraordinary professor in the UFS Department of Public Law. Dhaya Pillay is a judge of the High Court of South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal) and extraordinary professor in the UFS Free State Centre for Human Rights. Toyin Falola is the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities at the University of Texas (Austin) and an extraordinary professor in the UFS Free State Centre for Human Rights. The lecture was hosted by the UFS Free State Centre for Human Rights. The panel discussed the following issues from their perspectives as judges, academics, and politically aware Africans of different hues and origins: What do Africa, human rights and transformation have to do with one another? Are human rights instruments for transformation in Africa, neo-colonial impositions, or the last refuge of the privileged? Is transformation a desirable goal for Africa, or a red herring to make us forget about the real work-decolonisation?