Pierre de Vos

 
​Free expression or hate speech, and what it means for the Jon Qwelanes
​Free expression or hate speech, and what it means for the Jon Qwelanes
It has been eight years but former newspaper columnist Jon Qwelane’s controversial battle for freedom of speech couldn’t have come at a better...
'Unacceptable' that King Zwelithini 'fobbed off' xenophobia task team - DA
'Unacceptable' that King Zwelithini 'fobbed off' xenophobia task team - DA
The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Thursday said it was concerned by reports that Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini “fobbed off” a task team initiated...
Concourt DID find Zuma failed to uphold Constitution
Concourt DID find Zuma failed to uphold Constitution
The Presidency issued a statement on Tuesday afternoon to "correct media reports" regarding whether the Constitutional Court last week found Jacob...
Nkandla expenditure was not a 'normal political mistake' - Pierre de Vos
Nkandla expenditure was not a 'normal political mistake' - Pierre de Vos
The National Assembly might find there is nothing untoward for a court to rule that it or the president is in breach of its constitutional duties...
Commentariat: Rent-a-quote or valuable insight?
Commentariat: Rent-a-quote or valuable insight?
Discourse in the political sphere in South Africa often resembles the Christmas turduckens currently available in supermarkets. Like the chicken...
State probe of judiciary causes unease
State probe of judiciary causes unease
The government announced on Thursday that it is going to assess the transformation of the judiciary, including the judgments of the Constitutional...
Secrecy Bill: Actually, minister, you got it wrong
Secrecy Bill: Actually, minister, you got it wrong
Legal experts have challenged the ANC's claim that international precedent does not show a need for a public interest clause in legislation...
Maharaj 'barking up wrong tree' in charging journalists
Maharaj 'barking up wrong tree' in charging journalists
News that presidency spokesperson Mac Maharaj's attorneys laid charges against the Mail & Guardian and two of its journalists on Saturday...
ANC to appeal 'Shoot the boer' ban as ruling slammed
ANC to appeal 'Shoot the boer' ban as ruling slammed
The ANC will appeal the decision by Judge Collin Lamont to effectively ban the singing of dubul' ibhunu or "shoot the boer" -- which he...
Down by law
Down by law
Does anyone remember a time when lawyers occupied an affectionate place in the heart of society, rather than their more recent bleak outhouse? Even...
Ncgobo's last judgment
Ncgobo's last judgment
More than 20 journalists and a slew of judicial royalty packed the main court room at the Constitutional Court on Thursday morning to mark the exit...
The elusive Ministerial Handbook
The elusive Ministerial Handbook
The Mail & Guardian's search for the elusive Ministerial Handbook -- that get-out-of-jail-free card for officials caught with one or more...

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