P. de Vos, W. Freedman (editors)
D. Brand, C. Gevers, K. Govender, P. Lenaghan, D. Mailula, N. Ntlama, S. Sibanda, L. Stone (contributors)
February 2014 (Oxford University Press
South African Constitutional Law in Context offers a comprehensive, clear, and concise introduction to the study of South African constitutional law. Situated within a framework of historical, political, social and economic context, the text invites readers to discover the meaning, operation and effects of the South African Constitution, and to understand its critical importance and potential. The text balances an accurate description of the most authoritative interpretation of the constitutional text with a critical and enquiring approach, providing depth and diversity of perspective, and engaging readers in an interactive, topical and stimulating manner.
195 pages; Publisher: Kagiso Literer; 1. uitgawe edition (1994) Language: Afrikaans ISBN-10: 079863474X ISBN-13: 978-0798634748 Novel about a young Afrikaans man coming to terms (or not coming to terms) with his sexuality and with the fact that his father worked as a member of a Police death squad during the last decade of the apartheid regime.
Last week the Gauteng High Court dismissed the application of the South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) and various journalists against the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and its leader Julius Malema, in which SANEF asked the court, among other things, to interdict Malema and the EFF from intimidating, harassing, threatening or assaulting journalists and from actively or tacitly encouraging their followers to do so. Curiously, SANEF and the journalists relied on the hate speech and harassment provisions of the promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act (PEPUDA), so it was not surprising that they lost the case.
It is a bid odd to read your own name in a court judgment, especially when it is not in a footnote that references an academic article you had written. But there it is in paragraph 8 of the Gauteng High Court judgment in the case of South African National Editors Forum and Others v The Economic Freedom Fighters and Others. It is contained in a quote from a speech delivered by Julius Malema at a time when the EFF’s Pravin Gordhan hysteria was reaching fever pitch. Malema seemed to have taken umbrage at various individuals who were insisting on sticking to the law and the facts in their reporting and analysis: (more…)
Taking risks, taking responsibility: on whiteness and full citizenship under the South African Constitution (more…)
The story of the runaway date: the slow violence of internalised stigma (more…)
Race, Racism, Xenophobia and Related Intolerances such as sexual orientation discrimination
The South African Police Service Amendment Bill: possible compliance with Glenister v President of the Republic of South Africa (more…)