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The rule of Anu and Bel

 07 Jun 17
“(And) then Anu and Bel (both gods) called by name me, Hammurabi, The Exalted Prince, who feared God, to bring about the rule of righteousness in the land.…

The Hate Speech Bill: another instalment in the march towards tyranny

 22 May 17
A curious right that has emerged from the rights culture of the past 70 years is the right to be not offended.…

Ever expanding governments breed corruption

15 Feb 17   Rex van Schalkwyk
Publius Cornelius Tacitus, who lived during the first century AD, gave this warning: “The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws”.…

The rainbow nation

19 Jan 17   Rex van Schalkwyk
What has happened to Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s “Rainbow Nation of God”?…

Liberal intolerance

24 Nov 16   Rex van Schalkwyk
There is an echo of the post Brexit rebellion in the street protests that have occurred throughout the United States following the election of Donald Trump.…

Sovereign immunity: Are heads of state immune from criminal prosecution?

25 Oct 16   Rex van Schalkwyk
There is a widely held view that the obligation of President Jacob Zuma to account for his past criminal misdeeds is restricted to the 783 charges arising from his relationship with Schabir Shaik.…

The Hawks, the N.P.A. and the rule of law

05 Oct 16   Rex van Schalkwyk
The National Prosecuting Authority (N.P.A.) has a duty, both at common law and under the constitution, to perform its obligations without fear, favour or prejudice.…