There is no such thing as ‘private’ religion. Beliefs have public implications. Yet, they cannot go unchecked when they cause harm.
It is important to embrace all the nation’s languages in a multilingual and multicultural society. This will ensure they are used, developed and mainstreamed.
Zondo’s career is made up of a tapestry of highlights, from lawyer to senior judge. He has written more than 200 judgments.
When judges, legislators, and policymakers neglect the foundational dynamics of indigenous customs, they worsen conflict between indigenous laws and state laws.
A judicial commission has found that the Guptas orchestrated massive corruption and the capture of the South African state, with the help of their friend, former president Jacob Zuma.
There has been a clear attempt to undermine the role of the Judicial Service Commission by some who sit on it.
Her values of integrity, impartiality, professional ethics, and court decorum make her the ideal person to head the country’s judiciary.
The egregious failures in the Judicial Service Commission’s process have muddied the water and complicated the President’s decision-making.
The willingness of the executive to pre-empt criticism by amending COVID regulations has arguably strengthened its position.
Most South Africans believe the report into state capture must be followed up to ensure that those responsible for rampant corruption are held accountable.
China has been very successful at crime control while South Africa has neglected rehabilitation and failed dismally at resettling ex-offenders.
A strong, courageous and dedicated Chief Justice will provide the leadership desperately needed to turn the administration of justice around.
The Chief Justice needs to have a single-minded and unyielding commitment to constitutional democracy and constitutional values, including social justice.
If proposed amendments to the law are passed, it will no longer be possible to acquire a firearm licence for self-defence in the country. This has sparked heated debate.
At its core, the constitution holds a moral vision of people as autonomous moral agents, capable of rationally forming their own opinions.
After 1994 efforts were made to embed democracy. The focus was on policy and institution-building. What was missing was ensuring all South Africans were on board.
Jacob Zuma ran out of ideas to defend himself. Martyrdom is almost impossible without a cause, and he has none.
South Africa has many problems. But, as Jacob Zuma has found out, the strength of its rule of law and the independence of its judiciary should not be underestimated.
Denying people the right to opt out of the traditional court system conflicts with the notion of customary law as a voluntary and consensual system of law.
The state capture inquiry shows that South Africa’s parliament needs to urgently end the uncertainty about whether or not shadow directors are governed by the Companies Act.