Democracy means power to the people, but it is not always clear who belongs to ‘the people’. The question has become pertinent in the age of migration where large groups of foreigners permanently reside outside their countries of nationality. The economic, cultural, and political integration of these foreigners is one...
|This article argues that modern international sales law has a hybrid character as it increasingly makes provision for interfaces between public and private, State and non-State, hard and soft , law. Although private forms of regulation are often associated with the lex mercatoria, this article shows that they rarely...|
As far as the author is aware, there has not been an empirical analysis of class actions in South Africa since the introduction of the mechanism by the interim Constitution of 1993 more than 25 years ago. There is no publicly available data which provides meaningful empirical insight into the...
|Diala, Anthony C and Diala, Jane C|
The fate of marriage gifts during a customary law divorce is significant for the interaction of legal orders in sub-Saharan Africa, especially in the context of scholars’ fixation with conflict of laws. In analysing this fate, this article introduces normative intersectionality as a theoretical framework for a nuanced understanding of...
|Gresse, Estie and Mbao, Melvin LM|
Persons with disabilities are a historically marginalised minority, who have the capacity to make a valuable contribution in the workplace. Recent case law suggests that the duty to reasonably accommodate disabled employees remains a conundrum for employers in South Africa. In Jansen v Legal Aid South Africa (C678/14)  ZALCCT...
|Khumalo, Thabo Fiona|
Sustainable development has been advocated by the developed world as a means to ensure that the most widely beneficial type of development occurs. This has resulted in a body of rules, which though well intended, does not adequately address the developmental needs of developing countries. It has become a source...
|Mottiar, Shauna and Dubula, Vuyiseka|
In 2003, the South African government shifted AIDS policy, making HIV treatment available in the public healthcare sector. The antiretroviral roll-out, while hailed as a success, has required continued activism to ensure genuine implementation. Women, particularly the poor, traditionally bear the brunt of the impact of HIV/AIDS socially and economically...
|Kulundu, Kenneth and Muller, Gustav|
Although it is still in its formative stages, the idea of inclusionary housing in South Africa’s constitutional context is inescapable. The typical characteristic of inclusionary housing is that a developer is required or encouraged to dedicate a specified portion of her housing development project to the provision of affordable housing...
Recognising the apartheid legacy of in-access to housing and property for the majority of black South Africans, the Constitution entrenches rights of access to housing and property. Since 1994, one of the main ways the government has pursued this mandate has been to roll out an ambitious Reconstruction and Development...
|Mubangizi, John C|
This article focuses on corruption in Uganda and South Africa. It begins with a brief analysis of the effects of corruption on the two countries before looking comparatively at their anti-corruption legal frameworks by analysing the relevant constitutional and legislative anti-corruption provisions. The choice of Uganda and South Africa for...
The article examines the implications of the judgment of the Constitutional Court in Helen Suzman Foundation v Judicial Service Commission 2018 (7) BCLR 763 (CC) 8 on the functioning of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC). The judgment has brought to the fore a new lease of life relating to the...
The dawn of constitutional democracy in South Africa triggered a new wave of immigration into the country. Foreign migrants post-1994 now make up about seven per cent of the country’s population. The majority of the new intake are Africans pursuing economic opportunities, or refugees seeking asylum. The convergence of South...
|The Hibiscus Coast Municipality assumed it had the authority to issue or amend by-laws to formalise an existing nudist friendly beach within the Mpenjati Nature Reserve. Following a complaint, the Public Protector concluded the same when she investigated the legality of the Municipality’s actions. Two immediate questions arise. The first, ...|
|Nkosi, Thulani and Mahlako, Neo|
|The article critically examines the way in which the Constitutional Court dealt with the issue of racism in South African Revenue Service v Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration and others 2017 (1) SA 549 (CC). Invoking general legal principles blended with critical race theory, we show that the apex...|
|Slade, Bradley V.|
|This article considers the judgments of the North Gauteng High Court in which the remedial action of the Public Protector was reviewed. In President of the RSA v Public Protector, delivered in 2018, the Court upheld the remedial action directing the President to appoint a commission of inquiry without having...|
|The main thrust of this article is to advance a critique of South Africa’s embrace of the grammar of transformation after the official demise of colonial-apartheid, in particular how this grammar has been deployed in a totalising fashion as it is held out to be definitive of the processes, measures...|
|Glasser, Matthew D. and Wright, Johandri|
|South African municipalities have been faced with financial distress for some years. In some municipalities, financial distress has intensified to the extent that local government faces a "collapse”. On the other hand, many municipalities have been in reasonably good financial shape, at least until the recent pandemic. The information National...|
|Nkhata, Mwiza Jo|
|Constitutional adjudication in Malawi only became commonplace after the adoption of a new Constitution in 1994. Like many Anglophone countries, Malawi follows the decentralised model of constitutional adjudication. Under this arrangement, the High Court has unlimited original jurisdiction to hear any civil or criminal matters, including constitutional matters. The Courts...|
|The eThekwini Municipality’s Nuisances and Behaviour in Public Places By-Laws of 2015, and the Beaches By-Laws of 2015, seek to regulate and prohibit some of the life-sustaining activities of homeless persons in the city through petty offences. The article considers whether these measures indirectly discriminate against homeless persons, disproportionately impact...|
|Justice Mahomed Solomon Navsa|
The gains of the struggle against apartheid must be consolidated through the establishment of the rule of law: this was the central message in Justice Navsa’s address as speaker at the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture, delivered at UWC Faculty of Law on 24 October 2019. In an age where the Constitution...