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This is why ignorance of the constitution’s true role puts South Africa in peril

Many are unaware of what it protects, playing into the hands of the corrupt and those who think they’re above the law

Persistent attacks on the constitution by populists, the incompetent and the corrupt have undermined public legitimacy of the supreme law, unleashing a general breakdown thereof. This allows competing, despotic governance regimes such as customary, strongman and gangster “law” to gain traction as alternatives...

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