ARTICLES RELATING TO CONSTITUTION

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.

Alec Hogg: As Africa grows, SA’s constitution helps us along the way

2015-03-18 14:15

Alec Hogg reminds us that while we face challenges in South Africa we are still on the precipice of the African growth story.

Labour Wrap: Constitution under attack

2014-09-03 18:26

The constitution and the bodies it set up have come under attack over the past week, says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap.

Prohibiting tobacco trademarks is ‘unconstitutional’

2013-05-27 08:40

Stellenbosch professor claims that any legislation to prohibit trademarks on tobacco products not only goes against the constitution but it won’t make any difference to the fight against smoking.

 

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.

Anthea Jeffrey: Constitution should be ANC’s bible – not 60 year old Freedom Charter

2015-06-24 12:35

Anthea Jeffrey argues that the ruling party is shifting decision-making away from the Constitution to that of the Freedom Charter.

ConCourt dismisses secret vote

2015-02-23 19:48

The Constitutional Court has dismissed an application by Agang SA for a secret ballot on a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

Ngoepe says Madonsela not respected

2014-07-15 20:16

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela needs to be shown more respect, retired Gauteng judge president Bernard Ngoepe says.

Manuel: Govt alone can't transform SA

2012-09-04 11:07

Actual change requires human actions and the slow pace of change cannot be blamed on the constitution, says Planning Minister Trevor Manuel.

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