Today, the Constitutional Court of South Africa ruled that the National Assembly of Parliament had failed its Constitutional obligation to hold President Jacob Zuma (ANC) accountable. For better or worse, the judgement is a legal landmark. SEPARATION OF POWERS It was a majority judgement meaning that not all judges agreed. Although the Public will simplify this into another Zuma topic, the far-reaching core is the lessened separation of powers between the Judiciary and the Legislature. Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo believed that the judiciary had overreached. In a statement afterwards, the EFF inappropriately stated that … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Cyril Ramaphosa has become the President of the African National Congress (ANC), the ruling party of South Africa since 1994. Ramaphosa is closer to becoming President of an increasingly divided country when general elections are held in 2019. However, his ruling the nation isn’t guaranteed. It was a stormy road to the ANC’s 54th National Conference which was held this past weekend (December 16-20 2017). The build-up and the nature of politics carries insight into the uncertain future of South Africa. INCONVENIENT FRIENDS & CONVENIENT ENEMIES 2017 has arguably being the worst year for the ANC since its leaders were … ‘Click here to read full article…’
About bloody time! The DA, EFF and smaller parties were real opposition when they acted together by walking out of South Africa’s Parliament yesterday. The source of conflict was Speaker Baleka Mbete. Her position is a difficult one, requiring neutrality and general respect from all members of parliament. Under the Institutional Mandate on Parliament’s website, as the leader of the House, the Speaker has the responsibility to:'Click here to read full article...'