All-powerful Constitutional Court defends its independence as political attacks intensify

The front of the Constitutional Court of South Africa on Constitution Hill in central Johannesburg.
The front of the Constitutional Court of South Africa on Constitution Hill in central Johannesburg. © BonkersAboutTravel/Alamy banque d'images
Since it began to operate in 1995, the Constitutional Court, with its 11 judges, has always succeeded in playing its role of counterweight to the government, setting a rare example on the African continent in this respect. Today, however, it finds itself under attack as part of the war being waged within the African National Congress (ANC). [...] (1565 words)
Issue dated 29/04/2022 Reading time 7 minutes
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