Thuli Madonsela, professor of law and former Public Protector of South Africa.
The first of a series of fatal flaws in the idea is about where to draw the line.
Former South African president Jacob Zuma at the Zondo Commission in July 2020.
Claiming a right to determine reality by mere say-so is becoming increasingly commonplace, but we should never get used to it.
The child’s right to be heard applies to private schools just as it does to state schools.
A Constitutional Court ruling sheds light on the relationship between private schools and children's constitutional rights.
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South Africa's Constitutional Court verdict is possibly a defining moment for South Africa's electoral system.
South Africa’s professional surfers have been allowed back in the water.
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The judgment creates a new layer of uncertainty in an already highly fluid situation and heaps further unwelcome pressure onto government.
The Berlin Wall symbolised the Cold War divide between the capitalist West and communist Soviet Union.
Marking the end of the Cold War offers the chance to reflect on the changes and continuities in African politics and international relations since 1989.
Industrial users of gas have brought the energy regulator’s methodology under the scrutiny of the courts.
South African courts have been reluctant 'to step into the shoes of the regulator'. But the confirmation by the Constitutional Court of the ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal has changed all that.
Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto (central) greets supporters after a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, 17 April 2019.
Indonesia's General Election Commission (KPU) has announced incumbent Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's victory in 2019 presidential election. His opponent Prabowo Subianto, plans to challenge the result. Here's why it will likely end up in vain.
African National Congress supporters at the party’s manifesto launch.
South Africa has the world’s largest white minority living under black rule.Colour line tensions might remain a feature of the country's political landscape.
Many have been displaced by violence in the Central African Republic.
The volatile conditions in the Central African Republic make the administration of justice difficult.
The Law on the Constitutional Court states that the court’s decisions shall be final and binding.
Some Indonesian law enforcers are simply not aware of Constitutional Court decisions. But some are blatantly ignoring them.
Girls who marry early have limited education, health and income-earning opportunities.
In Indonesia, one in four girls marry before the age of 18. It's hoped a Constitutional Court ruling will spell the end of child marriages.
The fight for decent housing in South Africa has been unsuccessful.
Failure by South Africa's municipalities to provide housing for the poor violates a Constitutional Court ruling.
South Africa’s Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.
South Africa’s Constitutional Court has performed remarkably well in protecting democracy since 1995.
Celebrations after court rules that the personal use of dagga is not a criminal offence.
Court ruling may well undo decades of often racist cannabis law enforcement.
Rastafarians celebrate after the South African Constitutional Court ruled that the personal use of marijuana is now legal.
The legalisation of the private use of cannabis in South Africa is a victory for human rights. But, much more work needs to be done to make it practical.
A man celebrates the landmark marijuana ruling.
The Constitutional Court judgment is to be applauded for doing away with the assumption that marijuana use by adults in private is always wrong.
Former President Jacob Zuma: the Constitutional Court has ruled his appointment of the top prosecutor illegal.
An effective, accountable National Prosecutions Authority needs at least two things: structural independence and competent personnel with expertise and integrity.
The appointment of South Africa’s national prosecutions head Shaun Abrahams has been declared invalid.
South Africa's Constitutional Court judgment shows concern that the independence of the country's prosecuting authority has been compromised.
Moot courts give pupils the chance to argue different scenarios.
School moots are becoming an increasingly popular way to teach young people about the value of human rights.