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Criticism of the judiciary: attacking the authority of the courts

Criticism of the judiciary: attacking the authority of the courts

Maintaining the integrity of the judicial process In the Constitution of South Africa, Chapter 9 deals with State Institutions supporting Constitutional Democracy. Under section 194, Removal from Office it states the following; “(2) A resolution of the National Assembly concerning the removal from office of— (a) the Public Protector or the Auditor-General must be adopted […]

Beyond the Numbers: Diversity on the Constitutional Court Bench

Beyond the Numbers: Diversity on the Constitutional Court Bench

Originally the Constitutional Court was established as the final court on all constitutional matters. However, following the 17th amendment Act of 2012 it is now South Africa’s highest court on all matters. The Constitutional Court consists of the Chief Justice, the Deputy Chief Justice and nine other judges. Thus, the Court’s bench is supposed to […]

Changing the gender landscape in the legal profession

Changing the gender landscape in the legal profession

On the 25 July 2017, a host of women lawyers, researchers, students and other interested individuals gathered to discuss gender transformation in the public interest litigation sector. Facilitated by Charlene May from the Legal Resources Centre the panel included Seehaam Samaai of the Women’s Legal Centre (WLC), Ofentse Motlhasedi from the Black Workers Forum, Mimi […]