The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
What the constitutional and legal provisions sought to prevent - rampant collusion, excessive pricing, corruption and general rogue market conduct among private sector players - could prove costly to the public, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
The ANC has not departed from its historical position about expropriation without compensation, writes Elmien du Plessis. And the governing party and the state won't be able to eschew the courts, it would be unconstitutional.
Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has convened gathering of religious leaders in Cape Town in a continued effort to shed light on the limitations of the South African Marriage Act and to find a way to enhance it.
For an outsider who is lucky enough to live and work in South Africa, it is fascinating to see how the rule of law has taken centre stage in so many recent political issues – without this always being explicit, writes Martin Schäfer.
South Africa's expansive social welfare system is an essential buffer for all those millions of people who do not benefit from the neo-liberal aspects of government policy. But more needs to be done, writes Christi van der Westhuizen.
In addition to the consequences of the deepening phenomenon of lawfare, another set of challenges to the constitutional project has emerged, namely the fact the Constitution itself has become an object of criticism.
A court order that protects members of the LGBT community is obviously to be welcomed. But the recent judgment against the Dutch Reformed Church is not without its own incoherencies, writes Serjeant at the Bar.
The Electoral Act is not in line with the Constitution as it does not allow individuals to stand for elections without being part of a political party, the Western Cape High Court has heard.
Budget 2019 allocates R10.4bn to the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform to bolster its capacity to expedite the land restitution process.
The new Expropriation Bill is a reasonable piece of legislation, that needs to now be applied in a tumultuous environment. The question is always how effective a law can be, when politics are messy.
South African courts will keep hearing domestic violence matters, and cases dealing with children, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says – and in case members of the public want to challenge the national shutdown.
Written submissions have opened on the draft bill to amend Section 25 of the Constitution, which deals with expropriation of land without compensation.
Will populist political projects eventually lead to the collapse of democracy? The answer is complicated, but there is a second option, writes Ralph Mathekga.
How has the most recent judgment concerning Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, affected this vital cog in the democratic framework, asks Hugh Corder.
Few men and women in South African politics have had as many false starts as President Cyril Ramaphosa has, but he'll be writing his chapter in history now, says Solly Moeng.
Respect for Parliament is heavily dependent on the integrity of its membership. We therefor need MPs who are fully committed to uphold the law and the Constitution, writes Lawson Naidoo.
Strictly speaking, there is nothing in the Constitution that prevents controversial ANC MPs like Bathabile Dlamini from being elected to Parliament. This is a problem, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
This conversation about land reform is polarising, emotional and damn difficult, because we are, in fact, having two conversations conflated in one. And both are not very well facilitated, writes Elmien du Plessis.
The formal process of amending the Constitution to allow land expropriation without compensation started on Tuesday with the election of ANC MP Thoko Didiza as chairperson of Parliament's ad-hoc committee.
There are seven factors which will shape the SA economy 10 years from now, says Professor André Roux of Stellenbosch Business School.
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