Quote of the week

Both the constructive disagreement intrinsic to science and the adversarial scrutiny necessary to politics disappear in this invocation of science as the ultimate authority – this trick will become familiar in the coming months. An extraordinary emergency requires extraordinary powers; no one disagrees with that. But it is politics, not science, which grants these powers legitimacy. How long will they endure?

James Butler
London Review of Books
24 October 2014

High Court judgment on powers of Public Protector

Here is the full High Court judgment on the powers of the Public Protector. DA v SABC & Others – Judgment

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