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Pierre de Vos

Pierre de Vos

Prof Pierre de Vos is the Claude Leon Foundation Chair in Constitutional Governance and teaches in the area of Constitutional Law. 
    Explainer: What’s involved in changing the Constitution
    Explainer: What’s involved in changing the Constitution
    President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the ANC will spearhead an amendment to section 25 of the country’s Constitution to outline more...
    President Zuma loses bid to dodge 783 charges. But will he have the last laugh?
    President Zuma loses bid to dodge 783 charges. But will he have the last laugh?
    South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed President Jacob Zuma’s and the National Prosecuting Authority’s appeal...
    Social grants crisis tests the powers of Constitutional Court
    Social grants crisis tests the powers of Constitutional Court
    The Constitutional Court is once again being asked to deal with a highly politically charged matter that affects South Africa's government. The last time was over the question of President Jacob Zuma’s failure to repay state money spent on his personal...
    What happens after the votes are counted: this is how coalitions work in South Africa
    What happens after the votes are counted: this is how coalitions work in South Africa
    What happens once the votes are cast and all the ballots are counted in the 2016 local government election? Is the party who obtained the largest...
    Rebranding the DA: Nostalgia for a past that never was
    Rebranding the DA: Nostalgia for a past that never was
    The past – South Africa's past – remains highly contested. What we are told to remember (and what some tell us we need to forget)...
    CAR and the SA government: Robbing people of their rights
    CAR and the SA government: Robbing people of their rights
    There are many recent examples of this disdain for the truth (and the disdain for ordinary citizens this represents), but nothing illustrates this...