A few months ago, author William Gumede described Zuma as someone with a narcissistic personality disorder — a set of traits defined by Austrian psychoanalyst Heinz Kohut as “including an exaggerated sense of superiority, a lack of self-awareness about the impact of their behaviour and having a disdain for others, who they devalue to validate their own grandiosity”. These people lack empathy, have a distorted sense of reality and are incapable of seeing anything from anyone else’s perspective. Narcissists like Zuma, Gumede argues, can’t accept responsibility and don’t care if they take down entire countries with them. The events at Nkandla, sadly for Zuma, only reinforced that perspective.
In commemorating the 10 year anniversary of the Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition, Juta has increased the total value of the prizes to R70 000. The competition, organised by the SA Law Reform Commission (SALRC), in partnership with Juta, is open to all LLB and LLM students registered at a SA university in the 2013 academic year. Each of the winners in the LLB and the LLM categories will receive an Incredible Connection or book voucher to the value of R20 000; or a one year subscription to Juta’s South African Law Reports from 1947 to date. The runners-up for both categories will each receive an Incredible Connection or book voucher to the value of R10 000 or one year subscription to Juta’s Statutes and Regulations of SA. E
ssays can be on any topic relating to the modernisation, improvement, development, or reform of any aspect, area or branch of SA law.
Entries must be submitted by 30 September, and will be judged by a panel appointed by the SALRC. For more information, contact the SALRC on (012) 392-9558 or firstname.lastname@example.orgBACK TO TOP