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2021 Separation of powers and the dangers of judicial underreach

This chapter takes a closer look at the institutionalisation of the doctrine of separation of powers within the context of South Africa's co...

2020 Transparency: new trajectories in law

This book critiques the contemporary recourse to transparency in law and policy. This is, ostensibly, the information age. At the heart of t...

2020 Albie Sachs: a constitutional revolutionary

Albert 'Albie' Louis Sachs is best known as a former justice of the first bench of the Constitutional Court; he is also an activist, writer,...

2020 Yvonne Makgoro : a woman of substance

Appointed in 1994 as a judge of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of South Africa, now retired, Justice Yvonne Mokgoro was not only t...