Archive for category Law and Constitutionalism
The ANC faces a crossroads after its National General Council. In his address to the NGC, and since President Jacob Zuma spoke firmly about bad behaviour; the relationship between seniors and juniors; repairing the leaking house of the Alliance as opposed to demolishing it and avoided the political debate on nationalisation. He has been applauded [...]
The case of Robert McBride and The Citizen newspaper is before the Constitutional Court for adjudication. The Citizen called him a “murderer” and “criminal”. McBride sued and won his case in the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) because he had been granted amnesty for his crimes. If Robert McBride succeeds in his suit against The [...]
Can the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution succeed or is it doomed at the roots?
Will the the recently founded Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC) work or will it be a lofty restatement of the decency we all aspire to? Leadership and solidarity based on the principles of social justice, freedom and equality are indispensable to changing our societies locally and globally. People are the [...]
In 2004, President Thabo Mbeki stated in his “state of the nation” address that all mud schools would be replaced within a year: “- By the end of this financial year we shall ensure that there is no learner and student learning under a tree, mud-school or any dangerous conditions that expose learners and teachers [...]
Citizens must oppose corruption and leaders must live, spend and earn modestly People use toilets the City Councils refuse to clean and criminals prey on them while they perform private functions. School nutrition programmes suffer while, most learners’ minds also hunger for books and laboratories. Sport and culture facilities in our schools are almost non-existent [...]