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Necsa ruling highlights ministerial overreach

 22 Jan 20
On 15 January 2020 the remaining members of the Radebe appointed Necsa Board resigned citing a 'dysfunctional' relationship with Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe.…

SA mining industry decimated by regulatory uncertainty

 10 Oct 19
Parliament should review the minerals and mining legislation and regulations as a first step towards having its members meet their obligations under the oath they swore to uphold the Constitution.…

Constitution errs in tipping the scales in favour of expropriation

02 Aug 19   Rex van Schalkwyk
The rule of law is the law of laws. Although the constitution gives explicit recognition to the rule of law, it has a separate authority that emphasises the primacy of individual liberty, as well as the right to private property.…

How government creates a problem and fixes it at taxpayers’ expense

26 Jul 19   Martin van Staden
We’ve seen it many times: government introduces a tax or regulation which has undesirable consequences.…

If our salvation depends on personalities, we are in trouble

10 Jul 19   Martin van Staden
By hanging the fate of South Africa on the shoulders of people like Cyril Ramaphosa and Busisiwe Mkhwebane, we are setting ourselves up for failure.…

Nationalising the profession, controlling how lawyers think: This is troubling

05 Jul 19   Martin van Staden
There are two troubling recent developments in the legal community that stand to undermine the rule of law and the strength of civil society.…

Finance bill delegates huge legislative power to unelected people

07 May 19   Gary Moore
The Treasury wants parliament to give up large swathes of its lawmaking power in favour of a handful of unelected appointees.…

State’s undermining of Rule of Law in private security regulation puts safety at risk

06 Mar 19   Gary Moore
The Constitutional Court has declared that there is a disturbing dark side to the often-stated miracle of South Africa’s constitutional democracy:…

The Rule of Law and moving SA forward

19 Feb 19   Matthew South
The Rule of Law is one of the ideals of our political morality. It refers to the ascendancy of law as such and of the institutions of law in a system of governance.…

When it comes to making laws quality over quantity is preferable

04 Feb 19   Martin van Staden
The view that a legislature is only “productive” when it passes many laws in a short period must be challenged.…

SA’s support of Venezuela’s Maduro tramples on the Constitution

30 Jan 19   Martin van Staden
The South African government has thrown its support behind the tyrant Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela in the midst of a constitutional crisis in that country.…