ARTICLES RELATING TO CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

South Africa no longer has a public protector

2019-06-13 09:00

For as long as Busisiwe Mkhwebane pretends to be the Public Protector, the office is seriously undermined and we are denied the opportunity of a competent incumbent who is prepared to pledge practical fidelity to the Constitution, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

ConCourt dismisses appeal by over 1 800 retrenched Edcon employees

2019-05-02 17:52

The Constitutional Court has dismissed an appeal by 1 818 retrenched employees of retailer Edcon.

Ramaphosa's Special Tribunal to recover state capture money might not pass constitutional muster

2019-03-01 08:27

If the creation of the president's special tribunal to recover monies lost to corruption passes constitutional muster, a host of questions still remain: Will ordinary high court procedure be followed, asks Serjeant at the Bar.

Moyane’s legal bills pile up as he forges ahead with 'unnecessary' court battles

2018-12-13 06:32

Axed SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane faces a growing legal bill as he heads to the Constitutional Court again. Here's how much his legal battles could be costing.

Moyane to fight on, despite ConCourt dismissal

2018-11-26 18:43

Axed South African Revenue Services (SARS) commissioner Tom Moyane will press ahead with an urgent court application next week to be reinstated and interdict a successor from being appointed, despite the Constitutional Court dismissing his case.

Dagga makes you want more sex, not less — and it might even make you enjoy it more

2018-10-01 09:47

The stereotype of a dagga smoker is that they are lazy and can't be bothered to do anything, including sex, but cannabis may not work that way.

23 potential health benefits of dagga - from pain relief to slowing Alzheimer's

2018-09-18 17:24

It doesn't even seem to harm lung capacity, and may even improve it.

Who is Judge Raymond Zondo?

2018-08-21 07:09

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has been thrust into the limelight as the much-anticipated commission of inquiry into state capture kicks off. Is he up to the task?

Constitutional Court strikes a blow for criminal justice system

2018-08-14 15:18

The decision by the Constitutional Court nullifying former president Jacob Zuma’s appointment of the country’s prosecutions boss three years ago closes an unhappy chapter in the country’s recent past, writes Pierre de Vos.

Why Ramaphosa must move on Abrahams, regardless of what the court says

2018-08-13 07:00

The Constitutional Court will on Monday effectively decide NPA boss Shaun Abrahams' fate. Regardless of what the court finds, President Cyril Ramaphosa must move on him as soon as possible.

 

Panayiotou approaches Constitutional Court to challenge sentence

2019-06-10 19:29

Convicted murderer Christopher Panayiotou has turned to the Constitutional Court in a bid to overturn his murder conviction after all his appeals failed.

On the incoherence of jurisprudence for self-review of state tender awards

2019-04-26 09:20

Where an organ of state engages in self-review of its tender processes after a lengthy delay, it carries a conflict between the need to enforce the principle of public power being exercised legally and the need for certainty, writes Serjeant at the Bar.

Moyane in ConCourt appeal: What have I done wrong?

2018-12-21 07:00

Just days after damning findings against him by the Nugent Commission of Inquiry, axed South African Revenue Service commissioner Tom Moyane has questioned what he has done wrong in an appeal against his dismissal, to the Constitutional Court.

ConCourt to hear Public Protector appeal on Bankorp costs ruling

2018-11-27 08:06

The court will hear an application from the Public Protector against a ruling which requires her to pay a portion of the SA Reserve Bank's legal costs in the Bankorp matter in her personal capacity.

A South African Kavanaugh could be a reality

2018-10-04 07:18

Mandy Wiener considers how the SA justice system would deal with Brett Kavanaugh and the allegations of sexual assault against the Supreme Court judge nominee.

Kavanaugh drama holds lessons for South Africa

2018-09-28 08:25

The controversy surrounding the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to a seat on the US Supreme Court raises interesting questions about the standard required for judicial appointments, writes Serjeant at the Bar.

Understanding the true cost of changing the Constitution

2018-09-03 09:04

If South Africa wants to build a society where policy implementation takes place based on the principles enshrined in the Constitution, it is important to avoid amending it at the turn of every corner, writes Ralph Mathekga.

ConCourt ruling a chance for South Africa to reboot

2018-08-16 16:18

An outstanding appointment as NDPP who can turn the NPA around will move South Africa back onto the constitutional path, writes Serjeant at the Bar.

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WATCH: ConCourt's ruling on Shaun Abrahams explained

The Constitutional Court has found that the appointment of National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) boss Shaun Abrahams was unconstitutional and invalid. Here's what you need to know. Watch.

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Labour broker judgment could drive demand for outsourcing firms - CEO

2018-08-04 13:18

Trade unions have been celebrating the Constitutional Court ruling clarifying amendments to the Labour Relations Act, but it might just spark an increased demand for the services of outsourcing firms.

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