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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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