By: Nic Herd To paraphrase the well-known rejoinder of Alfred Pennyworth in dialogue with Bruce Wayne (Batman), from The Dark Knight (2008): Unfortunately, some are happy to watch the world burn. We have all borne witness to a willingness to participate in or overlook wrongdoing within and without South Africa’s government – some of the … Continue reading Watching the World Burn: Does the State have a general, constitutional obligation to investigate and remedy suspected wrongdoing committed under its authority?
If you read our last post, you’ll be familiar with section 25 of the Constitution and the calculation of compensation for expropriation. But section 25(5) also provides that the state must enable citizens to gain access to land on an equitable basis. What’s more, section 26 provides that “everyone has the right to access to … Continue reading Who’s “everyone”? The Tafelberg judgment in light of South Africa’s housing crisis
Land reform and expropriation without compensation have long been the subject of heated political debate and public discourse in South Africa. Last week Wednesday, submissions made by AfriForum's Ernst Roets regarding the recently introduced Expropriation Bill B3-2020 ("the Bill") drew the ire of Floyd Shivambu and Mbuyiseni Ndlozi. Addressing the Ad Hoc Committee Amending Section … Continue reading To compensate or not to compensate? Why the Expropriation Bill is probably unconstitutional
Today our site goes live! We are very excited about this brand-new project and for what the future holds. We are proud to host a diverse team of young legal professionals who are passionate about the law and the impact it has on South African society. The members of our team are: Koketso Rapoo Mpho … Continue reading Welcome to the launch of Viva Voce!