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.
The death of Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu in 2021 has triggered renewed frustrations over the elusiveness of a “new” South Africa.
The egregious failures in the Judicial Service Commission’s process have muddied the water and complicated the President’s decision-making.
Most adults were prepared to sacrifice their rights to ensure the safety and health of all during the pandemic, averaging 74%.
A strong, courageous and dedicated Chief Justice will provide the leadership desperately needed to turn the administration of justice around.
It is becoming increasingly clear that South Africa’s policymakers can no longer ignore the country’s obligations in terms of international, regional and national human rights law.
The right to free and fair elections may be undermined if political parties cannot campaign due to COVID-19 restrictions by the state.
The ANC’s choice of parliamentary Speaker reflects poorly on the party leadership and contrasts starkly with President Cyril Ramaphosa’s commitment to uncorrupt governance.
At its core, the constitution holds a moral vision of people as autonomous moral agents, capable of rationally forming their own opinions.
It’s not convincing to argue that the political parties would not be able to campaign as they have done in the past.
The extent to which presidents adhere to the constitutional written code will have profound implications in relation to their use of executive power.
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.
The judgment highlights the lack of interest by successive government ministers in curtailing the self-interested actions of rural elites.
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.
Instead of being a democratic right and legitimate form of expression, protests have increasingly been framed as threats to national security.
The country still has a way to go in addressing the challenges of social inequity. But there has been some progress in every sphere of government.
Kimi Makwetu embodied the values of integrity, selflessness, humility and hard work. He steadfastly believed in the South African constitution.
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 realignment is needed as the current systems have lost the competence to midwife a new nation out of the formative experiences of the last 25 years.