When people act out, it is mostly a symptom of a problem, and not the problem itself. When we discipline and expel students, all we do is ignore the symptom, but the problem remains.
A (short) history of the 18th Amendment Bill in 1500 words.
The written submission by a group of legal academics on the amendment of section 25, with concerns about the mandate, the contradictions and restricting land reform to custodianship only.
If one accepts that there is not a natural understanding of how ownership works (and I acknowledge that there might be people that dispute this), then ownership is, as they say, “up for grabs”. What story will win, and why, is part of ownership design.
Nil and not without compensation, removing the courts as the only forum that can determine nil compensation, adding a common heritage provision and custodianship of “certain land”. Some thoughts on the amendment of section 25.
Do we need a state of emergency to address the violence in South Africa at the moment?
The Ad Hoc Committee responsible for the amendment of section 25 of the Constitution is meeting now. See the party proposals on the table here.
Every now and again, and often most unexpectedly, I have a conversation with a person that changes my perspective on things and alters my ways of doing things. Recently, when I phoned the professor who taught me property law to ask a question about, well, property law, this magical side conversation happened. The legal question … Continue reading Slow down, you move too fast!
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