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Magistrates Matter: Turning the light to shine on the magistracy

Magistrates Matter: Turning the light to shine on the magistracy

The judicial system in South Africa comprises of the following courts of law: the Constitutional Court; the Supreme Court of Appeal; the High Courts, the Magistrates’ Courts; and any other court established by legislation (such as the Labour Court). In her thesis on the transformation of the South African magistracy published in 2007, Vanja Karth […]

Ten years of no accountability to Parliament by JSC

Ten years of no accountability to Parliament by JSC

Progressive constitutional democracies from around the world are anchored on certain fundamental values and principles which include separation of powers and accountability. South Africa is regarded in certain circles as a model of constitutional democracy, especially for many African States. This view is not without a valid basis. Notwithstanding a myriad of challenges confronting it, […]

The Hlophe Papers

The Hlophe Papers

Last week Paul Hoffman SC, the Director and Head of Projects at The Institute for Accountability in Southern Africa (IFAISA), wrote an opinion piece for Daily Maverick titled; The Justice John Hlophe Inquiry Papers: Going nowhere fast.   This piece was originally written by Hoffman in 2008 but in light of the ongoing allegations surrounding Judge […]