CONSTITUTIONAL COMMENTARY AND EVENTS

ARTICLES AND STATEMENTS

PODCASTS

SUBMISSIONS

ARTICLE: LANGUAGES, JUSTICE AND THE COURTS: A MISINTERPRETATION

interpreters - foterAccording to media reports, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development is getting ready to introduce indigenous language courts “in an attempt to speed up justice” and “make courts more accessible”.

A pilot project for indigenous language courts was run in 2009, but was stopped after an assessment by the Department. The Department stated last month that it was reopening the project.

According to the Department, the objective is to introduce and promote the use of indigenous languages in a few courts, then to expand to other courts.

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ARTICLE: CULTURAL DIVERSITY, DIALOGUE AND DEVELOPMENT: MANAGING EFFECTIVELY WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE

diversity editThe 21st of May is World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

It is recognised to provide an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to learn to “live together” better.

The South African Constitution fully recognises the diverse nature of our society and states that South Africa belongs to all who live in it – united in our diversity.

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SPEECHES

EVENTS

THE FW DE KLERK FOUNDATION 2023 REPORT CARD ON CULTURAL, RELIGIOUS AND LANGUAGE RIGHTS

On 15 September, the FW de Klerk Foundation made a written submission to the National Council of Provinces on the National Health Insurance Bill. The Foundation analysed key failures of the NHI Bill with specific reference to the constitutional principle of the Rule of Law and rationality, the feasibility of the proposed system and governance concerns, coupled with the unfettered power of the Minister of Health (“the Minister”).

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THE FW DE KLERK FOUNDATION’S SUBMISSION ON THE NHI BILL: THE PROPOSED NHI WILL NOT ACHIEVE UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE

On 15 September, the FW de Klerk Foundation made a written submission to the National Council of Provinces on the National Health Insurance Bill. The Foundation analysed key failures of the NHI Bill with specific reference to the constitutional principle of the Rule of Law and rationality, the feasibility of the proposed system and governance concerns, coupled with the unfettered power of the Minister of Health (“the Minister”).

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CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES