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.
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
THE MASSMART SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME
Massmart is a leading South African retailer. The organisation is committed to sustainable development, constitutional values and good political governance and seeks to establish a prestigious scholarship programme at the University of Cape Town.
Massmart intends that the Scholarship Programme will build up a consortium of excellent scholars/researchers who are already employed in public service, in national or provincial government, or in a constitutional statutory body and who will continue to work in their specific field following achievement of the required degree.
It is envisaged that the scholarship programme would enhance the professional career of the successful candidate, who would be required to register at the University of Cape Town in the Democratic Governance & Rights Unit (DGRU) for the LLM or MPhil degree, in order to study in the area of: (1) Rule of Law and Constitutionalism and/or (2) New Rights and Governance.
The scholarship is available to excellent South Africans who would register as specified above for either a full-time or a part-time academic degree programme. The terms of reference and conditions of award of the Massmart Partnership Scholarship programme are as follows:
Value: Full-Time Study
R100,000 per annum
Value: Part-Time Study
R25,000 per annum
Note: The successful candidate will be required to work at the Democratic Governance Rights Unit one day per week for 40 weeks of the year. Separate remuneration of R25,000 will be paid in respect of this employment.
Tenure; One or two years,depending on degree programme.
Conditions of Award:
Successful incumbents will be required to:
APPLICATIONS SHOUD REACH PROFESSOR R CALLAND OF THE DGRU (Democratic Governance & Rights Unit) Public Law Department, Faculty of Law, UNIVERSTIY OF CAPE TOWN BY NO LATER THAN 25 FEBRUARY 2010
ENQUIRIES: 021 650 2011 Email: Richard.Calland@uct.ac.zaBACK TO TOP