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24 May 2017
12 May 2017
The fuzzy logic of radical economic transformation
‘Radical economic transformation’ (sometimes ‘radical socio-economic transformation’) has become the battle cry – or more prosaically the bumper sticker – of the Jacob Zuma-Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma...
03 Nov 2016
Emotional Molefe weighs judicial review and future after damning Public Protector report
Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has indicated that he is weighing his future options as head of the State-owned electricity producer following the release of a Public Protector report, which raises serious...
04 Apr 2016
President Zuma ordered to pay back the money
Economic Freedom Fighters v Speaker of National Assembly and Others; Democratic Alliance v Speaker of the National Assembly and Others [2016] ZACC 11 Yesterday the Constitutional Court handed down...
01 Apr 2016
The Nkandla judgement
In a well-reasoned judgement, written by Chief Justice Mogoeng and concurred to by all ten other judges, the Constitutional Court today ruled, amongst several rulings, that the President acted...
31 Mar 2016
UASA: Constitutional Court ruling restores the hope of South Africa
After the protracted set of events around the Nkandla debacle where one at times got the feeling that the ruling political party adopted an omnipotent-like attitude, riding rough-shot over legal...
22 Sep 2015
DA: Adv Hendrik Schmidt says Parliament gazettes DA’s Private Members Bill to protect our Judiciary from politicisation
The DA’s Private Member’s Bill, "The Eighteenth Constitutional Amendment Bill", on how to firewall the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) has been gazetted for public comment. This is the first of...
25 Feb 2015
SA: Nhlanhla Nene: Address by Minister of Finance, during the 2015 National Budget speech, Parliament, Cape Town (25/02/2015)
Over the past twenty years we have built houses, delivered water and electricity, improved access to schools and health care. Yet there are people living in shacks, there are schools without...
28 Nov 2014
CFCR: Johan Kruger says Constitutional Court's Hawks judgment is a step in the right direction
The Centre for Constitutional Rights (the CFCR) welcomes, in principle, a judgment delivered by the Constitutional Court in which it confirmed that the South African Police Service Act 68 of 1995...
11 Sep 2014
Acronymia nervosa: the CIA and the ICC
Even if he embarrassed the country, Kebby Maphatsoe, Deputy Minister of Defence and Veterans, at least did new members of the diplomatic corps in Pretoria a favour by accusing Public Protector...
20 May 2014
SA: Statement by the Parliament of South Africa, fast facts on first sitting of the National Assembly of the fifth democratic Parliament (20/05/2014)
Also attending the first sitting of the 5th democratic Parliament’s NA will be diplomats and guests of the Presidency, guests of leaders of political parties represented in Parliament (numbers are...
29 Apr 2014
DA: Statement by Lindiwe Mazibuko, DA Parliamentary Leader, DA will seek legal advice on ANC’s blocking of Nkandla ad hoc committee (29/04/2014)
Yesterday, Parliament celebrated the 20th anniversary of South Africa’s democracy with a ceremony to unveil a statue of President Nelson Mandela outside the doors of the National Assembly....
30 May 2013
SA: Andries Nel: Address by the Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, during the Debate on Budget Vote 24, National Assembly, Cape Town (29/05/2013)
This year marks the centenary of the 1913 Land Act, one of the foundations of apartheid colonialism, the legacy of which we are today still grappling with. It is interesting then to read what the...
29 May 2013
SA: Jeff Radebe: Address by the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, during the Budget Vote Speech media statement, Imbizo Centre, Parliament Cape Town (29/05/2013)
Today, I will deliver my fifth budget vote in the portfolio of Justice and Constitutional Development to the National Assembly. It is my pleasure to outline some of the key areas that I will focus...
25 Apr 2013
SA: Statement by Kallie Kriel, AfriForum CEO, Chief Justice appoints Tribunal to investigate AfriForum's complaint against Judge Motata (25/04/2013)
AfriForum received a letter from the Secretariat of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), indicating that Chief Justice Mogoeng had appointed a Judicial Conduct Tribunal in terms of Section 19 of...
22 Apr 2013
CFCR: Statement by Centre for Constitutional Rights, on appointment of judges (22/04/2013)
The Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) has taken note of recent statements by the Chief Justice regarding the mandate and duty of the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) and the need for...

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