Constitutional Court

​ConCourt Case to Impact on Municipal Elections

The Constitutional Court will hear an urgent application for leave to appeal concerning the obligation of the Electoral Commission of South Afirca to furnish the addresses of registered voters to those contesting elections.
 
The hearing comes after the Constitutional Court ruled in December last year that the by-elections held in Tlokwe held in were null and void.
 
The candidates had complained that the voter registration and the subsequent voters’ roll compiled by commission were incorrect and inaccurate.
 

Zuma Wants Judiciary Out of the Way: SAIRR

The South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) says that President Jacob Zuma wants to make sure the judiciary ‘doesn't get in his way’ or ‘scrutinise him too deeply’.

SAIRR chief executive, John Kane-Berman, said in a speech in Cape Town that a number of commentators had professed themselves ‘baffled’ and ‘in some cases stunned’ by Zuma's failure to appoint Deputy Chief Justice, Dikgang Moseneke, as Chief Justice.

CHR Surprised at Mogoeng’s Nomination

The Centre for Human Rights (CHR) at the University of Pretoria is ‘seriously’ questioning President Jacob Zuma's nomination of Constitutional Court Judge Mogoeng Mogoeng to be the new chief justice.

In a press statement, CHR argues that compared to his predecessors in the post-1994 era - chief justices Arthur Chaskalson, Pius Langa, and Sandile Ngcobo, whose appointments reflected their considerable academic and intellectual stature established by illustrious careers prior to or as members of the court, the basis for Justice Mogoeng's nomination is ‘startlingly unclear’.

Langa Condemns Attacks on the Judiciary

Chief Justice Pius Langa has slammed attacks against the judiciary, saying they impugn one of the pillars of our democracy.

Addressing the media ahead of this weekend’s inaugural World Conference on Constitutional Justice, Langa pointed out that while he expects people to scrutinise their judgments, this criticism must not "jeopardise or impugn the integrity or dignity of the judgment."

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