n South African Law Journal - The (in)significance of the common law? Constitutional interpretation and the Mansingh judgments : notes
|Article Title||The (in)significance of the common law? Constitutional interpretation and the Mansingh judgments : notes|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||South African Law Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Rhodes University|
|Publication Date||Jan 2014|
|Pages||233 - 244|
The law reports abound with case law on the interpretation of the provisions in the Bill of Rights. Cases on the interpretation of constitutional provisions that fall outside of the Bill of Rights are, by contrast, few and far between. (A few prominent examples are S v Mhlungu 1995 (3) SA 867 (CC); President of the Republic of South Africa v South African Rugby Football Union 2000 (1) SA 1 (CC) ('SARFU'); Matatiele Municipality v President of the Republic of South Africa 2006 (5) SA 47 (CC); Doctors for Life International v Speaker of the National Assembly 2006 (6) SA 416 (CC); Merafong Demarcation Forum v President of the Republic of South Africa 2008 (5) SA171 (CC); Chonco v President of the Republic of South Africa 2010 (6) BCLR 511 (CC); Albutt v Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation 2010 (3) SA 293 (CC).) Mansingh's April 2011 application to the North Gauteng High Court was one of these unusual cases.
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