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Constitution-Building in Africa
(Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2015)
The process towards the adoption of a constitution is determined by the context in which the constitution is written. It navigates such issues as political engagement, keeping politically agreed timelines, ensuring the ...
Federal arrangements as a peacemaking device during South Africa's transition to democracy
(Publius: The Journal of Federalism, 2001-01-01)
This article examines how federal arrangements were used during South Africa's transition to democracy to deal with the conflict posed by two important ethnic-based groupings: right-wing Afrikaners and Zulu nationalists. ...
The Constitutional Court of South Africa: Reinforcing an hourglass system of multi-level government
(University of Toronto Press, 2017)
“The supremacy of the constitution and the rule of law” are two foundational values of South Africa’s 1996 Constitution (s. 1(c)). An independent judiciary is thus set to play a major role in interpreting and enforcing ...
Making law: A guide to municipal councils
(Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2000)
The first fully democratic municipal elections held on 5 December 2000 saw local government take its rightful place as the third sphere of government. Chapter seven of the Constitution has now come into full operation. ...
The constitutional conversation between the federal structure and a bill of rights
(Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2015-01)
It is often assumed that a constitution speaks with one voice and that all parts are in harmony with each other. Although different provisions can be given higher status than others (as reflected in the more arduous amendment ...
District-local municipal relations: The challenges to cooperative government
(Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2005)
Outside of metropolitan areas, local government is shared by district and local municipalities; the 47 district municipalities and 231 local municipalities share legislative and administrative powers over the same geographical ...