A proposed overhaul of South Africa's justice system will prevent "meddling" with case files, says the high court's Judge Eberhard Bertelsmann.
There are doubts over plans to replicate the successes of World Cup courts which have seen cases around the tournament swiftly concluded.
Transformation of the judiciary was again high on the agenda of the Judicial Service Commission as it began a marathon sitting in Cape Town on Monday.
The new legal norm is now the spirit of the people as interpreted by certain politicians and not through the Constitution.
The conflation of the ruling party with the government and the state is fuelled by the myth of the party as the liberator of a passive citizenry.
As we move into 2009, one prediction can be made with confidence: while the Zuma case continues, turbulent constitutional times are likely.
The government wants to use state resources across all departments to fight crime.
Incompetent prosecution often frustrates the intention of minimum sentencing legislation.
When the political will to deal with elite crimes falters, a culture of impunity takes hold.
Flaws in SA's criminal justice system need to be fixed "yesterday", Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development Johnny de Lange says.