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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.

Plasket AJ
Victoria Park Ratepayers' Association v Greyvenouw CC and others (511/03) [2003] ZAECHC 19 (11 April 2003)
12 May 2010

Employment opportunities in NGO sector

Employment Opportunities

  • The DG Murray Trust invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Grants Coordinator to be based in Cape Town. The application deadline is 21 May 2010. For more information, click here.
  • South African History Online, a non-profit organisation established for the purpose of documenting the unrecorded history of our people, seeks to appoint a Communications and Marketing Officer, to be based in Johannesburg. The application deadline is 25 May 2010. For more information, click here.
  • Hivos, the Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation which strives for a world in which all citizens have equal access to resources and opportunities for development, seeks to employ a Programme Officer to be based in Johannesburg. The application deadline is 28 May 2010. For more information, click here.
  • To view other vacancies in the NGO sector, click here.
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