Quote of the week

Although judicial proceedings will generally be bound by the requirements of natural justice to a greater degree than will hearings before administrative tribunals, judicial decision-makers, by virtue of their positions, have nonetheless been granted considerable deference by appellate courts inquiring into the apprehension of bias. This is because judges ‘are assumed to be [people] of conscience and intellectual discipline, capable of judging a particular controversy fairly on the basis of its own circumstances’: The presumption of impartiality carries considerable weight, for as Blackstone opined at p. 361 in Commentaries on the Laws of England III . . . ‘[t]he law will not suppose possibility of bias in a judge, who is already sworn to administer impartial justice, and whose authority greatly depends upon that presumption and idea’. Thus, reviewing courts have been hesitant to make a finding of bias or to perceive a reasonable apprehension of bias on the part of a judge, in the absence of convincing evidence to that effect.

L'Heureux-Dube and McLachlin JJ
Livesey v The New South Wales Bar Association [1983] HCA 17; (1983) 151 CLR 288
13 September 2010

Mass Rally on 25 September on informal settlement strike in western Cape

A call for a week of informal settlement strike
UPDATE ON A MEETING HELD AT ABAHLALI BASEMJONDOLO WC OFFICE

THE MEETING THAT WAS HELD AT QQ SECTION, ABM WC OFFICES ON THE 11TH SEPTEMBER (SATURDAY) WHERE MORE THAN 15 INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS ATTENDED THE MEETING.

AND THE MEETING RESOLVED THAT

1. A MEMORANDUM MUST BE WRITTEN TO THE MINISTER OF HUMAN SETTLEMENT TOKYO SEXWALE .

Ø A MEMORUNDUM BE WRITTEN ALSO TO MEC FOR HUMAN SETTLEMENTS BONGINGOSI MADIKIZELA

Ø AND A LAST MEMORUNDUM BE WRITTEN TO CITY OF CAPE TOWN MAYOR DAN PLATO

2. IT WAS ALSO RESOLVED THAT A MASS RALLY MUST BE HELD AT VE INFORMAL SETTLEMENT ON THE 25TH SEPTEMBER 2010 AT 11:AM AS A BUILD UP ACTIVITY TOWARDS THE WEEK OF INFORMAL SETTLEMENT STRIKE

3. AND IT WAS ALSO RESOLVED THAT AFTER THE WEEK OF INFORMAL SETTLEMENT STRIKE A COLLECTIVE ACTION OR JOINT ACTION MUST BE IMPLEMENTED AND IT WAS AGREED THAT THE MUCH TO PARLAMENT MUST TAKE PLACE.

FOR COMENT CONTACT MZONKE PONI ABM WC CHAIRPERSON AT 073 2562 036 OR VUYANI NTONTELA 071 113 6764 OR XOLANI QONDANI 073 117 8782

OR MTHOBELI QONA 076 875 9533

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