Quote of the week

Excluding refugees from the right to work as private security providers simply because they are refugees will inevitably foster a climate of xenophobia which will be harmful to refugees and inconsistent with the overall vision of our Constitution. As a group that is by definition vulnerable, the impact of discrimination of this sort can be damaging in a significant way. In reaching this conclusion it is important to bear in mind that it is not only the social stigma which may result from such discrimination, but also the material impact that it may have on refugees.

Mokgoro J and O’Regan J (dissenting)
Union of Refugee Women and Others v Director, Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority and Others (CCT 39/06) [2006] ZACC 23
11 January 2007

Sowetan: Justice Motata will not be fired

The Sowetan is carrying a story quoting Prof Shadrach Gutto as saying even if convicted Justice Motata will not lose his job. This is probably true but the Judge President can – if he wants to – place considerable pressure on the judge to resign.

Let’s see what happens.

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