Are judges expected to have no religion, or to keep their religion secret? No.
This weekend, I read on the making of the interim Constitution and the multi-party negotiations in the early 1990s. Keeping a close look at the current amendment process, I have learned that making a Constitution is a messy process. It is not a linear process, with a beginning and an end. It does not have … Continue reading “EWC” as signifier of the divergent conversations we are having
With the long Easter weekend looming, many people were anxious to know what the restrictions for the long weekend will entail. The rumours were that interprovincial travel will be halted, as will large gatherings, and of course, the always-looming question of alcohol. I should start with a caveat: I am not invested in transporting alcohol … Continue reading One more for the road: makings laws during a pandemic
This is the oral submission on the 18th Amendment Bill, as delivered on Thursday 25 March 2021 in front of the Ad Hoc Committee to initiate legislation to amend section 25 of the Constitution. The written submission can be found here.
This is the written submission authored by various academics that formed a Think Tank under the South African Research Chair for Property Law. The work of the chair, under the leadership of Prof ZsaZsa Boggenpoel, is focused on the development of a new property law for South Africa. It is aimed particularly at exploring the role of property law in the new constitutional dispensation.
There is a lot of information doing the rounds on the Expropriation Bill at the moment. This post is a combination of various opinion pieces I have published on the matter the past 3 months. It's a long read, but it is a complicated subject, not to be reduced to 240 characters.
My father danced a dance with dementia, which taught me what the essence of being human is; how there are no masters who can teach us how to die, and that we never really die completely - something always remains, from which new things grow. (previous blog translated)
Twee jaar terug het ek (toevallig) Auschwitz besoek. Dis ’n dag wat ek nie sal vergeet nie. En ek weet nog nie hoe om met my (half-duitse) kinders daaroor te praat nie. Maar dalk is dié skrywe ’n begin.
On the beach regulations: what constitutes a beach, may I surf or swim, may I be arrested for doing so, and will the law save us all?
Regulations for lockdown 3.1 indicated that the Minister of Health will give an indication on what constitutes "vigorous exercise". This still hasn't happened. This post is sweating the small stuff, by relying on the principle that laws must be clear, for us to follow it.