Constitutional Law & Civil Rights


News, case law and analyses which examine constitutional law, civil rights and human rights. The Constitution forms the basis of a democratic nation and the legal foundation for the existence of the Republic of South Africa. It sets out the rights and duties of the citizens and the government.
The Bill of Rights, Section 2 of the South African Constitution, is the highest law in the country and the protection of the rights contained therein are given maximum priority by our courts. The Human Rights Commission was set up to promote awareness of human rights and to foster development and equality in South Africa.


Civil Union Amendment Bill sent to NCOP
Civil Union Amendment Bill sent to NCOP

The national assembly has passed the Civil Union Amendment Bill and sent it to the national council of provinces for concurrence. The private member’s bill, drawn up by D Carter of COPE, was tabled in parliament in May 2018. The draft bill was first published for …
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