Tag Archives: Parliament

Reflections on SA’s Constitutional Democracy

  This keynote address, “Reflections on South African Constitutional Democracy – Transition and Transformation” was given by Deputy Chief Justice  Dikgang Moseneke at the Mistra-Tmali-Unisa conference, 20 Years of Democracy: So Where To Now? on November 12, 2014.   Introduction and salutations I salute you all distinguished people of our great country. I am grateful to […]

Evictions and the Law

  The law on evictions has changed since the landmark Grootboom judgment in the Constitutional Court in 2000. But the recent spate of evictions and demolitions of shelters in informal settlements in the Western Cape – Lwandle, Philippi East, and Khayelitsha – must make the right to housing ring hollow for those left homeless, writes […]

ANC: Bleeding from the Bottom

  Don’t you get fucked off with all these pop-up political and economic analysts? They emerge, like verbal one-person flash mobs, every time the news agenda gets a little too complicated for journalists to follow. So instead of reading a court judgment and reporting on it, editorial teams wheel in someone with Professor or Doctor […]

#PayBackTheMoney: Irony & Anarchism

  The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) took the language of the streets into Parliament with their #PayBackTheMoney chant directed at President Jacob Zuma last week. And when he was unable to answer their questions, they protested. The ANC did the same with Speaker Baleka Mbete, calling in the cops (who, thankfully, did not storm the […]