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.


Constitutionality of NHI Bill under the microscope
Constitutionality of NHI Bill under the microscope

The portfolio committee on health wants the State Attorney to update it on the constitutionality of the National Health Insurance Bill. In a statement, the committee indicated that the briefing should take place before it commences work on the bill. The bill was …
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National Health Insurance Bill tabled
National Health Insurance Bill tabled

The National Health Insurance Bill has been tabled in parliament. The draft bill was published for comment last year. The bill aims to: achieve universal access to quality health care services in the Republic in accordance with section 27 of the Constitution; establish…
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