FMF NEWSLETTER 9 FEBRUARY 2017
Dear friend of the FMF
Three most-overlooked provisions of the Constitution:
This week’s Feature Article describes three provisions in the Constitution which, according to the author, do not receive from the courts the level of respect that should be accorded to them. The primary purpose of a Constitution is to place limitations on the powers of government but the built-in constraints are only effective to the extent that the courts strictly apply the limitations.
Three most-overlooked provisions of the Constitution – MARTIN VAN STADEN
The Constitution exists in the abstract to most people. They know there is a document, somewhere, with a list of principles and values which protects them from… something, but what it actually says and how it is set out, is not known to most.
This is perfectly fine in a constitutional democracy – not everyone needs to be a lawyer, and the courts exist for this specific purpose; to ensure rights are protected.
Dear friends of the FMF
We are pleased to announce that the challenge has reached a magnificent total of R1,025,575 and wish to thank all our friends who donated to the Challenge and our wonderful sponsor who super-charged their donations for their generosity and support. We, at the FMF, are simultaneously overwhelmed and delighted by the response we have received. We have a great deal of work to do on a range of projects this year and with the help you have given us, we will make a difference. We will be working especially hard on the promises we made in our Challenge documents.
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Publish date: 10 February 2017
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