South Africa has a model Bill of Rights. But it doesn’t feel that way

2017-03-17 12:19

As South Africa marks Human Rights Day and the 20th anniversary of its Constitution it's a good time to reflect on the problems it faces in making constitutional rights a reality, writes Sandra Liebenberg.

FIC Bill: Zuma has one of two choices

2017-02-21 16:06

Parliament has passed amendments to the Financial Intelligence Centre Bill, leaving the president with the choice to either sign it into law or refer it to the Constitutional Court.

Patrick McLaughlin: FICA may trigger end-game for Zuma

2017-01-30 15:52

Zuma’s paper shuffle with the FICA documents suggests that there might be others who have not yet been identified, have a lot to lose and who need to hide.

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.

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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The phoney land grab call

2017-03-05 08:42

Were he alive today, Arthur Chaskalson, our first chief justice, would probably be having a near apoplectic fit at the debate about expropriation of land with compensation, writes Terry Bell.

Anthea Jeffery: The ‘Hate’ Bill – Unnecessary, unconstitutional and likely to be deeply damaging

2017-01-31 12:38

Provisions in the Hate bill will lend credence to ANC assertions that white racism is the key reason for persistent poverty rather than more salient factors, says an analyst.

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.

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