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​Only the courts and citizens are left to fend off our lawless state
​Only the courts and citizens are left to fend off our lawless state
State institutions are under the microscope as the sheer horror at the extent of the cancer in our body politic is exposed. This comes after the...
Busisiwe Mkhwebane will not oppose state capture interdict
Busisiwe Mkhwebane will not oppose state capture interdict
Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane will not oppose the interdict against the release of the “state capture” report.
Struggle stalwart Moseneke retires from the Bench
Struggle stalwart Moseneke retires from the Bench
Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke is retiring from the Bench this week, stepping down from the second most powerful position in the judiciary...
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...
Prejudiced private sector holds no brief for black counsel
Prejudiced private sector holds no brief for black counsel
Richard Spoor, the lead attorney representing victims of silicosis who worked for the mining industry (and who are likely exclusively black),...
The Bench's default is still set to 'male'
The Bench's default is still set to 'male'
Dismayed that only 24 of the 110 judicial vacancies between 2009 and 2012 were filled by women, the Democratic Governance and Rights unit at the...
Now the NPA head is jibing at the judiciary
Now the NPA head is jibing at the judiciary
Shaun Abrahams, the new national director of public prosecutions, has now justified his decision to appoint Nomgcobo Jiba to what is in substance the...
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...
There's no justice, chief - there's just us
There's no justice, chief - there's just us
August 27 2015, Pretoria. The serene tranquillity of the corridors of the West Wing is broken only by the sharp click-clack of Chief Justice...
Gender reform in the judiciary is still skin deep
Gender reform in the judiciary is still skin deep
The site of the Judicial Service Commission interviews for judgeships earlier this month could not have been drabber. The interviews were held in a...
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...
Editorial: Swazi judiciary's lessons for SA
Editorial: Swazi judiciary's lessons for SA
No, Blade Nzimande – we won't respect your views on South Africa's judiciary. Anyone who doubts the supreme democratic importance of independent...

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