WATCH | 'We inherited colonial systems.' Justice Dikgang Moseneke in conversation with The Cheeky Natives

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 As a member of the team that drafted the interim constitution, Justice Moseneke was well placed to become one of the guardians of its final form. (Photo: Getty Images)
As a member of the team that drafted the interim constitution, Justice Moseneke was well placed to become one of the guardians of its final form. (Photo: Getty Images)

All Rise, authored by Justice Dikgang Moseneke, covers Former Deputy Justice Chief's years on the bench, with particular focus on his 15-year term as a judge at SA’s Constitutional Court where he rose to the position of deputy chief justice. As a member of the team that drafted the interim constitution, Justice Moseneke was well placed to become one of the guardians of its final form.

His insights into the Constitutional Court’s structures, the personalities peopling it, the values it embodies, the human dramas that shook it and the cases that were brought to it, make for compelling reading.

The book includes his early career, his tenure with Judge Chaskalson as the chief justice, the appointment of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, the Hlophe matter and Justice Moseneke’s experience as the arbitrator in the Life Esidimeni Commission of Inquiry.

The Cheeky Natives and Justice Dikgang Moseneke discuss justice, healing and the inheritance of colonial institutions.

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