South Africa’s courts are likely to set a high bar in cases brought against the government’s most recent state of disaster declaration.
A 1971 law, and the parallel growth of an illegal economy, shaped South Africa’s unique cannabis landscape.
The court should have given the public a much clearer understanding of how it came to its decision, and what consideration it had given to public opinion.
The decision is likely to be relied on by courts to order the Department of Correctional Services to grant offenders parole.
The new process of impeachment requires an objective test to be met.
In South Africa coalitions are weaponised as extensions of elections.
Regulating the sex work industry is the only way to protect sex workers from abuse and violence.
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.