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Archbishop Tutu: “Climate Change Is Our Global Enemy”

Never before in history have human beings been called on to act collectively in defence of the earth. As a species, we have endured World Wars, epidemics, famine, slavery, apartheid and many other hideous consequences of religious, class, race, gender and ideological intolerance. People are extraordinarily resilient. The earth has proven pretty resilient, too. It’s […]

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The Constitutional Court Judgment in the Glenister Case

Helen Suzman Foundation v President of the Republic of South Africa and Others; Glenister v President of the Republic of South Africa and Others The Constitutional Court judgment in the matter concerning the independence of the anti-corruption unit in the South African Police Service (SAPS), informally known as the “Hawks”. Application for confirmation of the […]

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The Powers of the Public Protector

A deputy minister, the chief whip of the ANC in parliament and a host of its supporters seem to think that the office of the Public Protector is some sort of advisory body that reports to parliament on the basis that parliament may “take or leave” the recommendations contained in reports. The Nkandla debacle has […]

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The Sad Case Of Police Captain Renate Barnard

Oceans of printers ink and even larger volumes of band-width in cyberspace have been devoted to picking over the September 2014 judgments delivered by the Constitutional Court in a matter that has been wending its way through the courts for nine years: the sad case of Captain Renate Barnard of the South African Police Service […]

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