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.
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?
My pa dans ’n dans met demensie, wat my leer wat die essensie menswees is, hoe daar nie meesters is wat ons kan leer hoe om dood te gaan nie, en dat ons eintlik nooit heeltemal doodgaan nie - iets bly altyd oor, waarvan nuwe dinge begin.
Spaces like the agora is important for democracy because it allows for space where people can consider views other than their own. These public spaces, to follow from Aristotle, allows for the awareness of difference, a place where diverse people converse and intermingle in everyday life.