n Law, Democracy & Development - A New Constitution and a Bill of Rights
|Article Title||A New Constitution and a Bill of Rights|
|© Publisher:||University of the Western Cape|
|Journal||Law, Democracy & Development|
|Publication Date||Jan 2000|
|Pages||115 - 120|
|Keyword(s)||Constitutional Court of South Africa|
Ours is a young democracy. It is a constitutional state, the supreme law of which is a Constitution that is an extremely progressive one by world standards. Like all constitutions, it sets out the basic framework of the system of governance in this country. It also provides a blueprint of the type of South Africa we aspire to become. It thus tells us, in broad terms, what we are, how we are governed, what our rights and entitlements are and also what our responsibilities or obligations are. Implicit in its provisions, however, is a vision of what we can be.
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