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The liberal case against vaccine passports

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Jonathan Katzenellenbogen in his piece, “Vaccine passports, please”, makes a liberal case for vaccine passports, being those pieces of documentary evidence of vaccination that will

Municipal elections: Is the Constitution a ‘living document’ capable of being adapted?

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We live in extraordinary times which we never dare label ‘normal’ (‘new’ or otherwise). Does this mean that our highest law, the Constitution, must be

Why Not Even the Constitutional Court Can (Legally) Postpone the 2021 Municipal Elections

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Former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke has recommended that the 2021 municipal elections be postponed to early 2022. There is no constitutional possibility of this

Will South Africans allow government to introduce a hut tax for the SABC’s benefit?

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‘The more things change, the more they stay the same’, seems to be a proverb that the South African government has adopted wholesale. The yet

Roger Southall and the mischaracterisation of the IRR

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The IRR did not back off when Apartheid intellectuals accused it of ‘socialism’ and will not back off when Transformationist intellectuals accuse it of ‘conservatism’. 

Why are we celebrating the Constitution if we’re destroying it?

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The year 2021 marks 25 years since the adoption of the 1996 Constitution. Celebrations have been held in Parliament, in newspaper columns, and at university

Free-market solutions to land reform

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If not expropriation without compensation, then what? How do South Africans finally redress the imbalances caused by apartheid?  It is a fallacy to believe the

Tinkering with constitutional legitimacy is dangerous and unnecessary

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The new draft constitutional amendment that would allow for expropriation of private property without compensation is an affront not only to a prosperous society, but