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South African politicians vs judges: new book defends the constitution

By Anthony Diala, Director, Centre for Legal Integration in Africa, University of the Western Cape
In 1994, South Africa became a democracy founded on a supreme constitution. The constitution’s preamble affirms the nation’s quest to

establish a society based on democratic values, social justice and fundamental human rights.

The constitution clearly envisioned political accountability and judicial review of executive and legislative actions. But, almost three decades on, this vision is increasingly under virulent criticism by populist…The Conversation

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