Zondo is distrusted by the government, inevitably so because of his finding that the ANC was complicit in state capture
The government will predictably object that taxpayers are sabotaging transformation, the same old argument whenever they face accountability
There was a strong view, according to the report, that the judiciary was overstepping, undermining other arms of the state and using the law based on feelings instead of facts, especially in the jailing of Zuma
South African judges are expected to adjudicate complex and serious issues, but how can they do so without libraries, telephones, laptops and an internet connection?
Although the debate about whether the country is ready for a woman chief justice is absurd and misogynistic, the answer is a resounding yes — and it is long overdue
The JSC exceeded its mandate to place the president in a corner in which exercising his wide powers to select the next chief justice have become fettered by popular concerns
Mogoeng Mogoeng issues apology over his controversial remarks over South Africa’s foreign policy at a Jerusalem Post seminar in 2020
The Gauteng judge president’s words turned prophetic as he came under sustained political attack in his interview for the post of chief justice
In an answer to a predictable question, the constitutional court justice cautioned that unfounded attacks on the judiciary risked undermining its legitimacy and the rule of the law
The judiciary is under attack from populists – again – and needs a leader who can balance tensions between rights in the Constitution brilliantly and bravely.
Power in post-apartheid South Africa lies with the party, the state and capital. The tourism minister masks her complicity with bad governance, and being part of the economic and political elite.
The minister’s open defiance has raised the stakes in a standoff that points to the looming power struggle President Cyril Ramaphosa faces
The president said slurs against the judiciary, sabotage against institutions and the findings of the Zondo commission showed the need to protect democracy
ANC chairperson Gwede Mantashe says the minister of tourism and a member of the party’s national executive committee was expressing her personal views when she attacked the integrity of the judiciary and the Constitution.
After 12 years serving at the apex court, Sisi Khampepe and Chris Jafta have retired from office
Alan Dobson SC says a legislating vaccine mandates would have to be weighed against various constitutional provisions and was likely to see legal challenge
The president has named a panel of experts to help him draw up a shortlist of candidates in an unprecedented move that opens the appointment to consultation
Whether national security should be located inside or outside the presidency must be considered based on functionality and constitutional values
The constitution does protect faith — but not beyond what is reasonable
The court’s judgment not to allow a father to bring his children home is a travesty
The letter follows the commission’s insistence that the embattled Western Cape judge president will partake in this week’s interviews of candidates
The former president’s latest invective came after the Constitutional Court heard argument from the Zondo commission that he must be jailed for aggravated contempt
The public’s lack of trust in formal institutions means the election is a potential tinderbox. The people of Zambia need to challenge the status quo
The tensions in the Western Cape division are likely to trigger another inquiry into Goliath’s and Salie-Hlophe’s dispute, with potentially dire consequences
The president says the message to Jacob Zuma will be a simple one: respect the rule of law
Zondo commission files urgent court papers asking that former president Jacob Zuma be imprisoned because his stance risks undermining the rule of law
EFF leader warns judges they will be ‘overthrown’ for bias in favour of the ruling establishment
Only 50 people will be present and everyone else will attend online, which is likely to save the state some money
Journalists who received payments from the state security agency will be named only once the Zondo commission has notified them in writing
COMMENT: Opposition candidates and party can increase their chances of success at the polls by putting aside minor differences and presenting a united front
Members of the small African country’s judiciary took a stand for democracy to international approval
The Union of South Africa and the women struggle for visibility in the courts