An ‘important purpose of section 34 [of the Constitution] is to guarantee the protection of the judicial process to persons who have disputes that can be resolved by law’ and that the right of access to court is ‘foundational to the stability of an orderly society. It ensures the peaceful, regulated and institutionalised mechanisms to resolve disputes, without resorting to self-help. The right of access to court is a bulwark against vigilantism, and the chaos and anarchy which it causes. Construed in this context of the rule of law and the principle against self-help in particular, access to court is indeed of cardinal importance’.The right guaranteed s34 would be rendered meaningless if court orders could be ignored with impunity:the underlying purposes of the right — and particularly that of avoidance of self-help — would be undermined if litigants could decide which orders they wished to obey and which they wished to ignore.
CALL FOR ENDORSEMENTS!
SUPPORT EQUAL EDUCATION’S CAMPAIGN FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIES!
SUPPORT THIS AS A STEP TOWARDS A MOVEMENT FOR QUALITY AND EQUAL EDUCATION FOR ALL!
Please see the attached memorandum.
We are calling for endorsements from organizations, schools, universities, student societies, youth movements, newspapers, and clubs. All organs of civil society are invited to endorse this memorandum and Equal Education’s Campaign for School Libraries.*
International organizations, schools and civil society can also endorse. Local and international endorsements will be kept on separate lists.
Please fax your endorsement to 086 601 0666 or e-mail it firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP!
This memorandum will be handed over to government at marches in:
– Cape Town 21 March 2010 071 118 4662
– Pretoria-Tshwane 26 March 2010 083 407 6047
– Polokwane 30 March 2010 072 293 8201
Over 15,000 people are expected at the above events.
Over 50,000 people have already signed the individual petition.
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