Despite its vagueness, the RET has become central to the contemporary ANC. It is destined to remain a powerful bloc within the party, and a constant constraint on Ramaphosa leadership.
Despite America’s deep divisions, the electioneering showed democracy’s resilience. This should be a boost for democracy advocates across Africa.
Tunisia’s democratic backslide demonstrates how autocrats can use constitutional cover to entrench authoritarianism.
Despite their pretensions to support reforms, it is clear that successive governments are not interested in the reform.
The country has had five governments in 10 years. Every time a government collapses, the reform programme follows suit.
The country’s courts have already exhibited a significant level of maturity in rulings touching on the executive.
Peddlers of dangerous ideas regarding the constitution should be reminded of what was done in the name of a legislative majority under apartheid.
The events of the past seven years point to a strong democratric urge among the Burkinabe.
Big tech is increasingly capitalising on opportunities to consolidate their power, raising constitutional questions about legitimacy, rights and democracy in the digital age.
On average, countries that adopt ethnic recognition experience less violence, more economic vitality, and more democratic politics.
South Africa needs a way to incorporate active citizens within the prevailing constitutional and legal structures, so as to strengthen all levels of government.
On October 25, Chilean citizens overwhelmingly voted to replace the country’s dictator-era constitution. This is an opportunity to look at the process of drafting basic laws around the world.
African countries need to make a concerted effort to establish a continental two-term policy.
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.
The doctrine of equality is ingrained both in theory and in the express provisions of Lesotho’s constitution.
By placing less emphasis on public opinion, and questioning public morality as the basis of its decision, the latest High Court decision shows that times have indeed changed.
An effective, accountable National Prosecutions Authority needs at least two things: structural independence and competent personnel with expertise and integrity.
South Africa’s constitution has been amended 17 times already. But, the procedure for doing so is onerous.
South Africans expect former president Zuma him to take responsibility and remedy his undemocratic and unconstitutional behaviour.