About ConCourtBlog

ConCourtBlog is dedicated to impartially reporting on the Constitutional Court of South Africa. It aims to provide a source of information and education about the Constitutional Court, its decisions and its judges.

We report on all cases which the Constitutional Court has set down for hearing.  Previews of these cases and analysis of some of the Court’s more recent decisions will be provided.  Occasionally, the blog will feature a case before it is set down.

We provide statistical analysis of the Constitutional Court’s decisions, the voting patterns and work output of its judges, and of a few aspects of the cases we find interesting.  There is a calendar that describes the Court’s activity, including hearings, decisions and the court terms.

When there is a vacancy on the Constitutional Court, we will provide information on the Judicial Service Commission process, including information on nominees and prospective candidates.

Who we are
The editors and contributors of the site work as lawyers or legal researchers. Occasionally, one of us may be working on a case at the Constitutional Court that is reported on the site. When this occurs, and we are not prevented from doing so for confidentiality reasons, we will disclose such an interest.

Editor – Duncan Wild
Duncan obtained a Bachelor of Social Sciences and LL.B from the University of Cape Town. He obtained a LL.M in International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration from New York University.  He is a senior associate at Webber Wentzel in Johannesburg.

Contributors

Michael Dafel
Michael obtained a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) and LL.B from the University of Pretoria, and a LL.M, specializing in international and constitutional law, from New York University.  He clerked at the Constitutional Court for Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, and currently works as a researcher at the South African Institute for Advance Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law at the University of Johannesburg

Mzukisi Kota
Mzukisi obtained a LL.B from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, and a LL.M in Public International Law from Leiden University. He is a senior associate at Webber Wentzel in Johannesburg.

Michael Mbikiwa
Michael obtained a BSocSci (Hons) and LL.B from the University of Cape Town. He clerked at the Constitutional Court for Justice Edwin Cameron, and is currently a candidate attorney at Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs in Johannesburg.

Avani Singh
Avani obtained a Bachelor of Commerce and LL.B from the University of Pretoria. She clerked at the Constitutional Court for Justice Thembile Skweyiya, and is currently an attorney at the Constitutional Litigation Unit of the Legal Resources Centre.

Ben Winks
Ben obtained a LL.B from the University of Johannesburg and a LL.M in Public International Law from the University of Leiden.  He has lectured at the University of Johannesburg and clerked at the Constitutional Court for Justice Skweyiya and Acting-Justice Mthiyane. He is a candidate attorney at Webber Wentzel.

Disclaimer
The information on this blog has been prepared by ConCourtBlog contributors and editors for information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.

The information may not reflect the most recent legal developments or current state of the law, and in no way should be relied on as an indicator of the future results of cases.

Transmission of the information on the blog is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional legal advice.

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ConCourtBlog is not affiliated with the Constitutional Court of South Africa.

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Corrections
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