Former chief justice of the Constitutional Court, Arthur Chaskalson, has been laid to rest in a small, official funeral.
Tributes to former chief justice Arthur Chaskalson continued to pour in from political parties, the legal fraternity and civil society on Monday.
President Zuma has sent condolences to the family of Chief Justice Arthur Chaskalson who passed away in Johannesburg.
Attacks on the judiciary are unwarranted.
President Zuma says those who feel the extension of Chief Justice Ngcobo's term is unconstitutional should have spoken up when the law was drafted.
Prominent people have signed a petition in support of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, after he was labelled an anti-Semite for his views on Israel.
The call is part of a growing demand by Palestinian sympathisers to investigate the role of South African Jews in the IDF.
In the first in a series of articles, Sello S Alcock looks at the careers of the founding Constitutional Court judges.
Former chief justice Arthur Chaskalson defended his successor, Pius Langa, in a letter on Tuesday, saying Langa has shown "commendable leadership".
Leading legal professionals have dismissed suggestions that the Constitutional Court is in disarray and that it suffers from poor leadership.
The chief rabbi's confident claim of the importance of the newly published Bill of Responsibilities raises the question of the role of religion in the development of our constitutional society. The Constitution guarantees freedom of religion, as we shall show, but does religion promote the Constitution, as the rabbi claims?
The Congress of South African Trade Unions has the greatest respect for former Chief Justice Arthur Chaskalson and Mr George Bizos. The two played a valuable role in the struggle for freedom. They made an important contribution to the drafting of our Constitution and Bill of Rights, and we fully agree with them that the separation of powers between the judiciary and the executive is an essential cornerstone of our democracy.
We are concerned about the tone of the debate around the contemplated trial of Mr Jacob Zuma, write Arthur Chaskalson and George Bizo.
The statement by retired chief justice Arthur Chaskalson and advocate George Bizos reproduced on this page is both measured and timely. Whatever the merits of the argument that Jacob Zuma will not be able to obtain a fair trial, this is surely a matter for the judiciary to decide.
Dozens of prominent South Africans have signed a statement condemning a racist video that surfaced at the University of the Free State (UFS) last month. The list of 81 signatories includes renowned authors Nadine Gordimer and Andre Brink, journalists John Perlman and Max du Preez, retired judge Arthur Chaskalson and cartoonist Zapiro.
The recent concerns of former chief justice Arthur Chaskalson and liberation struggle lawyer George Bizos about statements made by supporters of African National Congress president Jacob Zuma should be dismissed, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) said on Monday.
South Africans need to defend the notion of a fair trial in relation to Jacob Zuma, said African National Congress (ANC) national executive committee member Mathole Motshekga at an ANC party gathering at Polokwane in Limpopo, South African Broadcasting Corporation news reported on Saturday.
Top leaders of the African National Congress said on Tuesday they had "grave misgivings" about the timing and handling of corruption charges against newly elected leader Jacob Zuma. Zuma has been charged with fraud, corruption, money laundering, racketeering and tax evasion.
High-profile criminal cases involving senior South African officials have renewed fears among opposition parties and the legal community that judicial independence may be at risk. President Thabo Mbeki's government has had a testy relationship with the judiciary.