ARTICLES RELATING TO CONSTITUTION

How to avoid another year of political insanity

2017-01-04 15:45

SA must urgently launch a formal review of our Constitution and 2017 must be dedicated to making effective accountability to the people a political reality, says an analyst.

Let Mkhwebane do things her way

2016-12-18 06:17

This ‘national obsession’ with Thuli Madonsela – now that her term has ended – can’t be doing new Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane any favours as she tries to find her bearings, writes Bhungani Ka Mzolo.

'Enjoy your Constitution': Zuma

2016-12-10 14:42

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated South Africa on marking the 20th anniversary of the Constitution being signed into law.

Drafters of Constitution were a little 'starry-eyed'

2016-12-09 21:58

If the architects of the Constitution could do it all over again, they might constrain the powers of the executive and make public institutions stronger.

Party bosses have Constitutional carte-blanche to call the shots.

2016-11-28 12:37

Jacob Zuma, as the figurehead of all that is rotten in SA, presides over a party-list electoral system with a regime of unaccountable and corrupt politicians, says an analyst.

South Africa in ‘cluster of crises’: Nowhere to go except social unrest? Chilling analysis

2016-11-23 15:36

SA's political economy cannot address the discrepancies between the society envisioned in the constitution and the lived reality of citizens rapidly enough, says a top academic.

3 Myths about SA's democratic transition busted

2016-11-17 08:59

Mandela and De Klerk didn't put their heads together and pluck the miracle of a new democratic Constitution out of a hat. Instead it took hard work and hard talking by hundreds and thousands of people, writes Albie Sachs.

Don’t play to the public gallery

2016-10-23 06:01

We need more black advocates but a truly transformed ­judiciary should deliver easy access to justice for poor people, or such transformation will be inauthentic, writes Leks Makua.

Hold government to the Constitution

2016-05-02 14:07

Government should be taken to the Constitutional Court for inefficient, wasteful and ineffective use of the country's resources, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Anthea Jeffery: Weasel clause reappears – undermining property rights

2015-11-27 09:23

A new definition of expropriation carries potential risk for all who own farms, houses, mines, and other property in SA, both black and white, warns an analyst.

 

Review ANC constitution to curb abuse of members and processes – MK veterans

2016-12-19 20:02

Former senior leaders of uMkhonto weSizwe want a review of the party's constitution and a recommitment to South Africa's Constitution.

Living the Constitution daily

2016-12-18 06:17

Heal the divisions of the past and establish a society based on democratic values and human rights, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

Zuma, ANC have abandoned the Constitution: Maimane

2016-12-10 11:45

President Jacob Zuma and the ANC have abandoned the constitutional goal of serving the people in favour of serving themselves, DA leader Mmusi Maimane said on the 20th birthday of the highest law in the country.

Possible changes to Constitution, says Ramaphosa

2016-12-08 11:07

South Africa has an excellent Constitution, but it is open to debate, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says.

Zuma continues to defy Constitution on Public Protector's powers - EFF

2016-11-24 19:07

The EFF has condemned President Jacob Zuma for statements he made during a question-and-answer session in Parliament on the Public Protector's remedial powers.

You may be a citizen of SA, but are you still black?

2016-11-20 06:01

The revised BBBEE provisos affect firms’ existing credentials and black shareholder numbers, warns Amber von Steiger.

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Voters in Ivory Coast are weighing in on the country's new constitution, which is expected to be approved despite several violent demonstrations by the opposition.

Voters in Ivory Coast are weighing in on the country's new constitution, which is expected to be approved despite several violent demonstrations by the opposition.

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Free housing, food or education not promised in Constitution - Albie Sachs

2016-10-19 16:35

Nowhere in the Constitution is free housing, food or education promised, says retired Constitutional Court Judge Albie Sachs.

FULL TEXT: Thabo Mbeki responds to the Nkandla judgment

2016-04-11 11:31

Former president Thabo Mbeki has had his say on the Constitutional Court's landmark ruling on President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead upgrades.

Have empathy, that’s what you can do for constitutional democracy – Kate O’Regan

2015-09-08 17:20

Constitutional democracy will only work if South Africans start to put themselves into the shoes of people who don’t look like them.

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