An effective, accountable National Prosecutions Authority needs at least two things: structural independence and competent personnel with expertise and integrity.
South Africa's Constitutional Court judgment shows concern that the independence of the country's prosecuting authority has been compromised.
Comic contracts can meet all the requirements for contracts to be legally binding.
An African court with international criminal jurisdiction which has been debated but never been put into operation could be an option if Africa withdraws from the ICC.
South Africa's constitution has been amended 17 times already. But, the procedure for doing so is onerous.
Legislation to control the private funding of political parties in South Africa is long overdue.
Class action is a newish feature within South Africa's legal landscape. Cases such as the silicosis matter are likely to influence many more.
Unexpressed racism may be even more dangerous if it's left lurking below the surface.
South Africans expect former president Zuma him to take responsibility and remedy his undemocratic and unconstitutional behaviour.
Some communities on South Africa's Platinum Belt have received substantial mining revenues, but these are controlled by chiefs.
Past cases indicate that verbal crimen injuria is not that serious. But a landmark sentence in South Africa has changed that.
In practice, land expropriation in South Africa will be a matter of deciding which descendants of the dispossessed are entitled to it.
Former South African president Jacob Zuma’s proposed prosecution is a welcome reaffirmation of the principle that all are equal before the law.
South African commercial law courses do not address the question of what norms and procedures govern business relations in indigenous African communities.
Both South Africa's courts and its legislature have failed to do their bit in creating a culturally diverse society.
After doing nothing for a long time to bring the Gupta family to book in South Africa, the country's prosecuting authority has finally started to act.
A groundbreaking High Court ruling outlawing the spanking of children in South Africa has outraged some Christian bodies that claim parents are entitled to hit their children in a "godly way".
Zuma's last address to South Africa's governing party, the ANC, as its president, betrayed his strange way of dealing with issues. He came across as delusional and self-indulgent.
Born and raised in poor circumstances, many South African police officers find themselves in the job after original aspirations slipped beyond reach.
Inquests into atrocities committed under apartheid are important because many South Africans are beginning to question whether justice was done under the country's truth and reconciliation process.