judicial independence

 
Judiciary is last line of defence against government
Judiciary is last line of defence against government
Nearly six months ago, South Africa’s most powerful judges had an extraordinary meeting with President Jacob Zuma and seven members of his...
Anti-judiciary rhetoric must be backed up
Anti-judiciary rhetoric must be backed up
There has been much concern expressed both in Parliament and in the media about the new wave of attacks on the judiciary. Perhaps the most disturbing...
South Africa must choose between accountability and blind trust
South Africa must choose between accountability and blind trust
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng recently exhibited courageous and principled leadership so lacking in other areas of South African public life when he...
Good for judges to challenge neutrality myth
Good for judges to challenge neutrality myth
One of the absurd legal myths perpetuated during apartheid was that judges were neutral, that they did not hold views that might influence the...
Judicial accountability must be dealt with swiftly
Judicial accountability must be dealt with swiftly
Twenty years ago, when South Africa became a democracy, it embraced a model of government that gave the judiciary a crucial role in the transformation of the social and economic landscape, which had been ravaged by three centuries of racism....
ANC: Judicial independence crucial to democracy
ANC: Judicial independence crucial to democracy
The late chief justice Ismael Mahomed once remarked that "the ultimate power of the courts must rest on the esteem in which the judiciary is...
Courting disaster with the judiciary
Courting disaster with the judiciary
That the ANC and its president, Jacob Zuma, have an adversarial relationship with the judiciary is no longer a matter of conjecture.
Justice in a firestorm
Justice in a firestorm
When I think of this country's journey from the inhumanity of apartheid to a democracy based on substantive justice, I am awestruck. Bram Fischer...
We respect judicial independence, says Zuma
We respect judicial independence, says Zuma
A call to reform South Africa's judiciary does not mean judges' independence will be compromised, President Jacob Zuma said on Monday, seeking to...

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