Constitutional law

Constitutional law 101: The doctrine of the separation of powers

National Director of Public Prosecutions and Others v Freedom Under Law (SCA) (unreported case no 67/14, 17-4-2014) By Kaelin Govinden One of the first things that you learn when you […]

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Living the dream or fighting reality?

By Chiedza Simbo Can the rights-based approach really tackle all forms of exclusion? Human rights-based approaches to development put the poor at the centre of development thereby giving them opportunities […]

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CLC Stream C: Constitutionalism, human rights and the rule of law

The challenges of modern constitutions By Kim Hawkey In a session chaired by Dr Sam Amadi, the chair of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission; former South African Constitutional Court Justice […]

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The 18th Commonwealth Law Conference

The 18th Commonwealth Law Conference, which took place in South Africa for the first time from 14 to 18 April, brought over 900 Chief Justices, judges, lawyers, legal academics and […]

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Rectifying the Mvumvu disparity – The Road Accident Fund (Transitional Provisions) Act 15 of 2012

By Decide Makhubele The Road Accident Fund (Transitional Provisions) Act 15 of 2012 (the transitional Act) came into operation with effect from 13 February 2013. The transitional Act was introduced […]

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Are provisional sentence proceedings constitutional?

By Zamazulu Nkubungu A provisional sentence summons may be issued when suing on a liquid document. This compels the defendant to appear before court to admit or deny liability in […]

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The Protection of State Information Bill: Is the ‘liberator’ crossing the floor?

By Lesirela Letsebe The democratic South African government has aroused a huge outcry by introducing the Protection of State Information Bill (B6 of 2010), which some media have likened to […]

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