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25 years of the SA Constitution: a look at the role of the judiciary

25 years of the SA Constitution: a look at the role of the judiciary

Variously described as ‘aspirational’, ‘transformative’ and ‘living’, there is no doubt that the South African Constitution is a remarkable document. With the values of human dignity, equality, and freedom at its core, the Constitution celebrated its 25th anniversary on 10 December 2021. We take a look at the judiciary’s contribution to the advancement of the […]

Judges Matter praises judicial independence and condemns unfair criticism and threats against judges in South Africa

Judges Matter praises judicial independence and condemns unfair criticism and threats against judges in South Africa

The judicial watchdog calls for greater public understanding of the role of the judiciary and protection for judges In the last few weeks, the judiciary in South Africa has come under intense scrutiny from the media and the public in general. This is partly as a result of the high-profile cases that have come before […]

Comparing the Italian and South African process for appointing judges

Comparing the Italian and South African process for appointing judges

From 03 July to 05 July 2019 the International Association of Judges (IAJ) held a conference, in which over 20 countries and jurisdictions were represented. During the conference a comparison of the concerns in the difference between legal systems was undertaken. The Secretary-General of the IAJ, Mr. Giacomo Oberto, gave a thought-provoking speech addressing, among […]