Looking back, looking ahead

2018-04-08 06:01

Justice has been denied in a state where the three pillars needed to lift a society out of poverty have been eroded. We must restore them, writes Mavuso Msimang.

Use Constitution to reach our dreams

2018-03-25 06:22

Our Constitution is a bridge to the future. But we must walk across it to arrive at the SA we all want, writes Thuli Madonsela.

Traditional laws should be compulsory

2018-03-25 06:00

Activists warn that forcing rural people to subject themselves to customary law, as traditional leaders demand, would be unconstitutional.

Parliament's chances of making expropriation work doubtful - legal experts

2018-03-11 13:00

Parliament's motion for the expropriation of land continues to put land reform in a state of limbo, warn legal experts.

Political will, not constitutional amendments will solve land issue

2018-03-02 13:44

There is no need for constitutional amendment to the property clause. Effective land reform requires political will, which, given the ever-shrinking budget for land reform purposes, is debatable, writes Phephelaphi Dube.

We need our own magistrates, judges and lawyers

2018-02-11 00:01

Colonialism and imperialism were maintained not only by the force of arms or the forces of commerce, but by the force of an idea: the supremacy of Europe, writes Tembeka Ngcukaitobi.

Better government requires higher standards for public representatives

2018-02-02 10:26

South Africa's fifth democratic parliament will go down in history as the most incompetent, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Politics of personality

2018-01-14 06:06

A political party’s history is not enough – its leader must have integrity or people will vote with their feet, writes Yonela Diko.

Parliament finalises rules for impeachment

2018-01-07 06:03

Parliament is convening an urgent meeting to finalise the drafting of the rules to give effect to section 89 of the Constitution, which deals with the removal of a president from office.

Living our rights

2017-12-10 05:53

Losing her school blazer would change 15-year-old Nomsa Mboneli’s life forever. At Constitution Hill last weekend, Vukile Dlwati met her and other young debating stars to get a sense of what the Constitution means in young South Africans’ lives.

 

Land debate targets the constitution

2018-04-01 06:20

EFF criticises ANC’s ‘dilly-dallying’ on the issue as the governing party reconsiders changing the Constitution.

Of human rights and isms

2018-03-25 06:22

History shows us that comprehensive social change can only be attained by revolution, writes Sarah Setlaelo.

Understanding the ABCs of SA's land expropriation debate

2018-03-13 07:49

In our latest explainer, Fin24 unpacks eight key questions around the debate on land expropriation without compensation.

Constitution adequately caters for land restitution and redistribution - Cope

2018-03-04 16:05

The Constitution adequately caters for restitution and redistribution, the Congress of the People in the Free State and its national office said on Sunday.

Ramaphosa's tough task: getting everyone to work together

2018-02-23 08:34

If Ramaphosa wants to be a successful consensus-building leader, he would have to craft a swift give-and-take strategy to ensure buy-in among all key stakeholders on key national issues, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Current Constitution deals effectively with land reform - De Klerk

2018-02-03 11:00

South Africa’s current Constitution can still serve the country deep into the future, says former president FW de Klerk.

Work for a country that we want

2018-01-28 06:01

The election of ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa seems to have inspired hope in South Africa, across the continent and beyond, writes Thuli Madonsela.

Subcommittee to discuss procedures related to impeachment of president

2018-01-10 08:08

A National Assembly subcommittee is set to meet to deliberate on a draft procedure to remove the president, after the Constitutional Court found it had failed to put proper rules in place.

Obsessed with power, Zuma still doesn't understand Constitution

2017-12-16 20:11

After 10 years as president of the ANC, just over eight as head of state, twice sworn to uphold the Constitution, Jacob Zuma still doesn’t understand the Constitution, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

We still suffer from apartheid's lack of accountability

2017-10-13 08:42

We are seeing the re-emergence of a new version of “no one to blame”. You can be found to have violated the Constitution, but you can easily apologise for causing “frustration”, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

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