Pierre De Vos

​Free expression or hate speech, and what it means for the Jon Qwelanes

The stage is set for a high court trial that should provide clarity on sections of the Equality Act.

‘Unacceptable’ that King Zwelithini ‘fobbed off’ xenophobia task team – DA

Following xenophobic comments about foreign nationals last year, Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has been accused of hate speech.

Concourt DID find Zuma failed to uphold Constitution

On Tuesday the Presidency issued a statement saying the Concourt did not find that President Jacob Zuma broke his oath of office. Experts disagree.

Nkandla expenditure was not a ‘normal political mistake’ – Pierre de Vos

Constitutional law expert Pierre de Vos said on Thursday that the Con Court's Nkandla ruling showed that the president's breach was a personal one.

Commentariat: Rent-a-quote or valuable insight?

The top commentators in South Africa talk about their influence or lack thereof.

State probe of judiciary causes unease

Government announced that it is going to assess the transformation of the judiciary, including the judgments of the Constitutional Court.

Secrecy Bill: Actually, minister, you got it wrong

The claim that international precedent does not show a need for a public interest clause in the secrecy Bill has been challenged by legal experts.

Maharaj ‘barking up wrong tree’ in charging journalists

News that Mac Maharaj's attorneys laid charges against the <i>M&G</i> and two of its journalists comes as a surprise, writes <b>Pierre de Vos</b>.

ANC to appeal ‘Shoot the boer’ ban as ruling slammed

The ANC will appeal the decision to ban the singing of <em>Dubhula I'bunu</em> or "shoot the boer" in a ruling slammed by advocates of free speech.

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?

Ncgobo’s last judgment

Many of SA's elite legal fraternity gathered at the Constitutional Court to pay their respects to the outgoing chief justice.

The elusive Ministerial Handbook

In recent years the Ministerial Handbook has been held up as putting an official stamp on the spending habits of ministers.


South African tourism to be hit hard by coronavirus

The stream of about 100 000 Chinese tourists to South Africa each year has dried up for now, MPs told

Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

Press Releases

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.