Martin Plaut’s book on the disenfranchisement of black voters in 1909 suggests comparison with today’s inflammatory party-list system.
To avoid a recurrence of damaging betrayals, the party is forcing its public officials to swear their allegiance.
Nuanced debates are needed to have meaningful conversations about South Africa, 20 years into our democracy.
This starts with the economy. And a look back at 20 years of our founding document reveals how far we have come and how far we still have to go.
Constitutional law expert Pierre de Vos said on Thursday that the Con Court's Nkandla ruling showed that the president's breach was a personal one.
It is the ANC that established – and continues to support and fund – the chapter nine institutions, says Edna Molewa.
The EFF is consolidating its role as a pacesetter in South Africa's opposition politics.
Laws alone are not enough but the Constitution does reveal what it is to be a new South African
Would a constitutional amendment deal with unemployment in SA? The ratification of an international convention could place a duty on SA to do that.
It's disconcerting when our Constitution's founding mothers misconstrue the rationale behind constitutional guarantees of MPs' freedom of speech.
The Constitution should be seen as a beacon of hope and not vilified to further the cause of certain political agendas, writes George Bizos.
An appeal court ruling shows how comparative law can go against the tenets of our democracy.
The president doesn't derive his power from executive decree; his decisions can be reviewed by the courts.
South Africans must stand together in multitudes to hold politicians accountable for disrespecting our democratic institutions before the whole world.
We have made significant advances as a country but the challenges facing us remain numerous, writes Yvonne Mokgoro.
When the socks that need pulling up are absent, we must turn to leaders, the government, municipalities and citizens, writes Haji Mohamed Dawjee.
Government departments and public bodies continue to talk the talk of making information accessible, but do not provide it.
After an urgent application to overturn Dramat's suspension, the court postponed the hearing to allow the state time to respond.