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Textbook Provision for Learners in South Africa: Supreme Court of Appeal Judgment in the BEFA Case

Textbook Provision for Learners in South Africa: Supreme Court of Appeal Judgment in the BEFA Case

In December 2015, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal (“SCA”) in the case of Minister of Basic Education and ...
Bob Hepple’s Legacy in Southern Africa

Bob Hepple’s Legacy in Southern Africa

I would like to devote my tribute specifically to Bob’s legacy in Southern Africa. Simon Deakin in his tribute ...
South African Supreme Court of Appeal Set to Hear the Limpopo Textbooks Case

South African Supreme Court of Appeal Set to Hear the Limpopo Textbooks Case

On 24 November 2015, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal will hear the appeal in what is widely referred to ...
Justice Thembile Skweyiya

Justice Thembile Skweyiya

We are sad to note the passing of Justice Thembile Skweyiya, formerly judge of the Constitutional Court of South ...
In Memory of Bob Hepple

In Memory of Bob Hepple

It is with a heavy heart that I write to say farewell to Bob Hepple, who died in the early hours of Friday 21st ...
Long Walk to Education – Scholar Transport Now an Element of the Right to Basic Education in South Africa

Long Walk to Education – Scholar Transport Now an Element of the Right to Basic Education in South Africa

In the precedent-setting decision of Tripartite Steering Committee and Another, the Eastern Cape High Court held ...
The Marikana Report: Some Justice, Part of the Truth and Many Unanswered Questions (Part II)

The Marikana Report: Some Justice, Part of the Truth and Many Unanswered Questions (Part II)

The factual context surrounding the Marikana massacre has been discussed before on this blog by Judge Dennis Davis.
The Marikana Report: Some Justice, Part of the Truth and Many Unanswered Questions (Part I)

The Marikana Report: Some Justice, Part of the Truth and Many Unanswered Questions (Part I)

Almost three months after the Chair of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry delivered the final report to President ...
Small Steps in the Journey Towards Gender Equality on the South African Bench

Small Steps in the Journey Towards Gender Equality on the South African Bench

The 9th July 2015 was an important day for the South African judiciary. For the first time in our history, an ...
Marikana: A Failure of Regulation and the Reinforcement of Inequality: A Preliminary View

Marikana: A Failure of Regulation and the Reinforcement of Inequality: A Preliminary View

On Thursday 25th June, a judicial commission of inquiry published the Marikana Report into the tragic events at the
Fighting for the Right to Education in South Africa

Fighting for the Right to Education in South Africa

‘Ninety percent of children are now enrolled in primary education in the developing world’. A statistic of success,
Bram Fischer: Dissent and Challenge From Within

Bram Fischer: Dissent and Challenge From Within

Bram Fischer’s courage entailed a radical challenge to his own heritage, to his family’s history and connections, ...

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