Tag: Constitutional Court

Constitutional Court reserves judgment in application for right of independents to contest elections

By Teresa Conradie Yesterday the Constitutional Court heard application by the New Nation Movement (NNM), Princess Chantal Revell of the First Nation people and two other applicants requesting the court to declare the Electoral Act unconstitutional for as far as it does not allow eligible South African citizens to stand […]

Making South Africa’s courts accountable to the people and to God

Chief Justice, Mogoeng Mogoeng has introduced a new level of accountability for the judiciary never before experienced in South Africa through the Judiciary Annual Report. Speaking in Johannesburg on Friday, Mogoeng explained that the three arms of state — the executive, parliament, and the judiciary — were all accountable to […]

Constitutional Court hears arguments on right to use dagga at home

On Tuesday November 7, 10 Constitutional Court judges heard argument by various parties on whether or not to confirm the Western Cape High Court judgement delivered earlier this year, which declared that dagga may be cultivated and used at home. Declaring the legislation prohibiting dagga possession, use, cultivation and dealing […]