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Escalating the call for Zuma to resign

PRESS ADVISORY: PEOPLE’S CONSULTATIVE ASSEMBLY  ON 16 APRIL 2016 Johannesburg – A broad initiative of Civic organisations, faith based-organisations, social movements and activists, born on the steps of the Constitutional Court on 6 April 2016 united us to host the People’s…

Landmark Con Court Nkandla Ruling

CONSTITUTIONAL COURT RULING AFFIRMS THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF ALL CHAPTER 9 INSTITUTIONS   1 APRIL 2016 SECTION27 welcomes the landmark ruling of the Constitutional Court in  Economic Freedom Fighters and Democratic Alliance v Speaker of the National Assembly and…

Zuma breached constitutional obligations

You can read the full Nkandla judgment here. Chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng delivered his judgment in the Nkandla case in the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg on Thursday morning. The Chief Justice said the judgment‚ which he had written‚ was unanimous. He…

Defending our Constitution

Several hundred South Africans gathered at the Constitutional Court on Friday 7 August to form a human chain, symbolising the people of South Africa protecting Chapter 9 institutions, which act as the safe guard of the rights and freedoms of…

Joint statement: Fochville Community Members and SECTION27: The powers of SGBs must not be abused to deny equal access to education!

On Thursday 9 May 2013 the Constitutional Court will hear the case of MEC for Education, Gauteng and others v Rivonia Primary School and others (“Rivonia case”).

This case revolves around a dispute concerning the balance of power between the Gauteng Department of Education (“GDE”) and the School Governing Body (“SGB”). Central to the case is the validity of an instruction by the GDE to the SGB to override its admission policy and to admit an additional learner to Rivonia Primary School.