oa Advocate - The courts in the new South Africa

Volume 5, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1012-8743



As in practically all areas, changes in the administration of justice will follow on the establishment of a new South Africa. I assume that the state will be a federation, although consensus on the matter has by far not been reached. Instead of using the word ""federation"", some refer to strong regional governments. In practice, after all, this also amounts to federation provided that the regional governments are powerful enough. To adjust to the federal system, with more member states than there are provinces now, the structure of the courts will have to be accommodated. I anticipate, however, retention of the present set-up as far as possible

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