oa De Rebus - Constitutional jurisdiction under the new Constitution

Volume 1997, Issue 349
  • ISSN : 0250-0329



When reading the final Constitution, parts of which are likely to come into effect this month, one is struck by the fact that it is couched in language quite uncommon to the style that normally characterises our legislation and which is sometimes referred to as legalese. For example, the use of the well-known and, one could add, often misused 'shall' is notably absent and has been replaced by 'must'. Also, the sentences are often short and precisely formulated, and cross-references to other sections of the text have been cut to a minimum.

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