Quote of the week

The judgments are replete with the findings of dishonesty and mala fides against Major General Ntlemeza. These were judicial pronouncements. They therefore constitute direct evidence that Major General Ntlemeza lacks the requisite honesty, integrity and conscientiousness to occupy the position of any public office, not to mention an office as more important as that of the National Head of the DPCI, where independence, honesty and integrity are paramount to qualities. Currently no appeal lies against the findings of dishonesty and impropriety made by the Court in the judgments. Accordingly, such serious findings of fact in relation to Major General Ntlemeza, which go directly to Major General Ntlemeza’s trustworthiness, his honesty and integrity, are definitive. Until such findings are appealed against successfully they shall remain as a lapidary against Lieutenant General Ntlemeza.

Mabuse J
Helen Suzman Foundation and Another v Minister of Police and Others
25 July 2013

Call for papers: Conference in Honour of Pius Langa at UCT

Call for Papers:

UCT / Acta Juridica Conference in Honour of Former Chief Justice Pius Langa

 

On 16-17 January 2014, the UCT Law Faculty, in association with Acta Juridica, will host a two-day conference examining and celebrating the jurisprudence of former Chief Justice Pius Langa.  Justice Langa made a tremendous contribution to South Africa’s constitutional democracy at a crucial period in our legal and political history.  His life serves as an inspiring example to all South Africans.  The conference aims to explore and to honour his work.

The conference will take place at the UCT Law Faculty.  The organisers have invited a group of distinguished local and international academics to present papers addressing a variety of themes in Justice Langa’s judgments.  We invite further proposals for papers of this nature.  A limited number of papers will be selected on the basis of engagement with the conference theme and fit with other papers being presented at the conference, as well as quality and originality.

The deadline for submitting proposals is 31 August 2013. Proposals should be emailed to Dr Alistair Price at alistair.price@uct.ac.za. The proposal should include the following information: 

• a working title;

• an abstract of no more than 500 words; and

• author name, institutional affiliation, and contact details. 

The organisers shall endeavour to inform applicants of the outcome of their proposals by 15 September 2013. 

Successful applicants will be expected to produce a draft paper, at least 5-10 pages in length, by 16 December 2013 that will be distributed to all participants before the conference.  Presentation of accepted papers at the conference should be approximately 20-30 minutes in length, although a detailed schedule will be distributed in due course.  Presented papers will be considered for publication, subject to peer review, in the 2015 edition of Acta Juridica.

 

Registration for non-presenter participation in the conference will be opened during September 2013.  Further details will be published in due course by email and on the conference website:  www.langaconference.uct.ac.za (to be launched soon).

 

Best wishes,

 

Dr Alistair Price, UCT (alistair.price@uct.ac.za)

Adv Michael Bishop, UCT (mjbishop@outlook.com)

 

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