Overview of the First Term of 2014
This table shows an overview of the First Term of 2014. Note that we count a judgment as delivered in the first term if it was delivered between the first day of the recess after the fourth term of 2013 (1 December 2013) until the last day of the first term of 2014 (30 March 2014).
This graph shows the court that first heard a case that ended up in the Constitutional Court.
Route to the Constitutional Court
This graph shows how a case got to the Constitutional Court, i.e. did it go straight from the High Court to the Constitutional Court, or was there first an appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal.
Results of Appeal
This graph shows the results of appeals to the Constitutional Court in relation to the Court from which the appeal was held. For example, if a case was first heard in the Eastern Cape High Court, and then went on appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal, the Eastern Cape High Court’s decision is not reflected on this graph, only the Supreme Court of Appeal’s decision is reflected.
The table below shows how many cases the justices have participated in, as well as how many times they have written: the main majority judgment; a concurring judgment with the majority, or a minority judgment. It also shows the number of times a judge votes with the majority or minority (this includes those cases where the judge has written the judgment). The table also shows the percentage of the time that the the particular judge is either in the majority or minority of the decision.
|Justice||Participation||Written Majority||Voted with Majority||Written Concurrence with the Majority||Total in Majority||Written Minority||Voted with Minority||Total in Minority|
|van der Westhuizen||5||1||5||0||100%||0||0||0%|