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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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Know Your Rights

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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Basic Education in South Africa - Accountability

Basic Education Litigation

Read the founding papers in the court case in which the government is sued by Jean Pease and the Progressive Principals Association to secure delivery of the right to basic education. The case focuses on the promotion of early childhood development, the professionalization of teachers, securing delivery of textbooks and other learning materials on time, […]

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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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Fracking in the Karoo - Accountability

Fracking In The Karoo – A Scary Story

  A novel but functional alliance has been created between Afriforum and the well- known international prize winning lobby group called Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TAG). The similarity in acronym with the better know Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) grouping that succeeded in weaning the South African government off AIDS denialism and into the state […]

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