Posts Tagged Constitutional Court

Update on the Commission of Inquiry into Khayelitsha Policing

On 6 August the Constitutional Court heard the Minister of Police’s appeal to stop the O’Regan/Pikoli Commission into policing in Khayelitsha. The Social Justice Coalition, Treatment Action Campaign and other partner organisations mobilised around 500 people in both Khayelitsha and outside the court in support of the […]

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Ndifuna Ukwazi Fellows’ trip to Johannesburg

Cape Town International Airport The fellows and tutors of Ndifuna Ukwazi just got out of the My CiTi Bus at Cape Town International Airport and were so excited about the trip to Johannesburg.   12 Decades hotel We arrived at the OR Tambo International Airport excited as ever […]

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“So why should we be lead by you?”: Julius Malema, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and the crisis of moral leadership

By Gregory Solik The struggle against apartheid produced a long tradition of exemplary leaders. This tradition continued through the negotiations post 1994 during the years of transition. Yet despite this strong tradition, we currently talk very often about the “crisis in leadership”. Julius Malema’s recent expulsion from the ANC has […]

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Ndifuna joins the call for an open and accountable government

Joint Statement on the Open Government Partnership 17 April 2012   Download PDF On Tuesday 17 April 2012, the South African government joined representatives of 60 countries at the annual two-day meeting of the Open Government Partnership, an international, multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from […]

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Why I support banning alcohol advertising or Stopping SAB and “Africa’s Lusty, Lively Exploitation Since 1652”

Today’s Business Report points out that SABMiller is going to invest almost R20 billion in other African countries now representing its fastest growing market for beer. Mark Bowman SABMiller’s (managing director for Africa) pointed out that people on the continent (excluding South Africa) consume only 8 litres […]

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The Constitutional Court vs Provincial Legislatures — Zenande Booi

Mail & Guardian The Constitutional Court recently handed down judgment regarding the nature and scope of the powers of provincial legislatures. The judgment, Premier: Limpopo Province vs Speaker of the Limpopo Provincial Legislature and others, (2011) (Limpopo 1) was a consequence of the Constitutional Court’s finding in […]

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Traditional Courts Bill 2012: New and improved, or a repeat of past mistakes?

On 26 December, 2011, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development reintroduced the Traditional Courts Bill to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP). This is the latest version of a bill that was first tabled in 20081 and which was heavily criticised by members of those rural [...]

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Geoff Budlender Bram Fisher Memorial Lecture

  PEOPLE’S POWER AND THE COURTS Bram Fischer Memorial Lecture, 2011 Geoff Budlender    PDF Version The topic of my lecture is People’s Power and the Courts.  In the mode of all good preachers, The Freedom Charter proclaims:  “The People Shall Govern!”I start with a text.  In fact I […]

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Law and freedom

In the next few months, Ndifuna Ukwazi will share some of its most important documentaries and videos from its activist library. This month we kick off with "Law and Freedom".  The documentaries that we will showcase on our NU channel are part of our activist library and [...]

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