The growing defence of South Africa's beleaguered constitutional democracy is bolstered by African thinker Mahmood Mamdani's latest book.
Leon mulls over the Democratic Alliance's biggest challenge: 'how to maintain its majority support among minorities, and increase its meagre voter share among the black majority'.
Trump supporters have staked a claim to the US Constitution and the founding era of the country in their battle against what they perceive as an 'illegitimate' government.
While South Africa should pay careful attention to all its existing trade and economic relations, particular attention should go to its intra-African economic relations.
The proposed new law has a long history. The country has been trying for almost 12 years now to come up with expropriation legislation that is in line with the constitution.
A scholar of militia movements describes the 'peculiar' -- and erroneous -- principles that right-wing militias subscribe to, including believing themselves to be defenders of the Bill of Rights.
A 6-3 conservative court will hear a broader range of controversial cases, shift interpretations of individual rights and put more pressure on local democracy to make policy decisions.
The framers of the Constitution never mentioned a right to vote. They didn't forget. They intentionally left it out.
No one involved in local government wants to see federal law enforcement agents take over their policing. But a mayor who's also a legal scholar says there's history and precedent for it.
The fundamental structure of the current constitution, which is cast in classical Westminster conceptions, is unsuited for modern-day constitutionalism.
The judgment creates a new layer of uncertainty in an already highly fluid situation and heaps further unwelcome pressure onto government.
For the first time since the end of apartheid in 1994, citizens have had to accept stringent restrictions on their normal civil liberties.
Until NZ is no longer in a state of emergency, authorities have exceptional powers over people's lives – from telling people to stay home, to potentially making vaccinations or testing mandatory.
Bernie Sanders is a Democratic Socialist, a potential problem for the presidential candidate. A Cold War campaign to link American-ness and capitalism helped create popular distrust of socialism.
Objections raised about the school syllabus by parents, schools and civil society point to a bigger problem with the state.
Failure by South Africa's municipalities to provide housing for the poor violates a Constitutional Court ruling.
US president Donald Trump's industrial scale deception has dangerous implications everywhere. What then, can we do to foster a more civilised society?
Americans are overwhelmingly committed to a free press and hostile to government restrictions, a new poll finds. But the country is divided on the meaning of President Trump's attacks on the press.
South Africa's constitution has been amended 17 times already. But, the procedure for doing so is onerous.
What's still missing in the religious freedoms debate is any clarity around what people think they won't be able to do, or where the existing laws are likely to fail to protect them.