OPINION | Critical role lies ahead for new chief justice

As the predecessor, Mogoeng Mogoeng had a mixed legacy. Few would deny his oft-stated right to subscribe to a faith. Nevertheless he seemed oblivious to the devastating public impact of his actions, which cannot be divorced from the high office which he holds, writes Hugh Corder

Most African constitutions of the past 30 years, led by an independent Namibia in 1990  and strongly endorsed by SA  in 1994, have authorised the apex court to determine the limits of “government under law”. This is naturally consistent with both the rule of law and the separation of powers doctrine...

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