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Know your constitutional rights in South Africa

Know Your Rights, Claim Your Rights

The purpose of this handbook – Know your Rights, Claim your Rights – is to provide a straightforward overview of the Constitution of South Africa; to set out the basic constitutional rights and responsibilities of all South African citizens and to assist in drawing the attention of civil society to the remedies available when their rights have […]

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The quest for a secret ballot is a zero sum game

Leaving aside such political advantages and disadvantages as there may be for delaying the vote in the no-confidence debate on the future of the President and his Cabinet, the notion that some handy guidance from the Constitutional Court may be forthcoming through the impending litigation is without foundation. The UDM may or may not persuade […]

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Are Zuma’s lies catching up with him?

There is something Al Capone-esque (remember, mere tax evasion charges brought the Chicago gangster to justice) about the latest turn of events in the Mxolisi Nxasana saga. Imagine a little lie in a long affidavit about a seemingly insignificant detail of the circumstances leading to the conclusion of a settlement agreement precipitating the end of […]

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Nxasana has his say

In an affidavit filed in the related civil proceedings former NDPP Mxolisi Nxasana has rubbished the presidential version of events leading to the settlement agreement we attack as corrupt. He accuses the president of perjury and Michael Hulley is guilty of an attempt to get him to give false evidence in the civil proceedings. The […]

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