Overview of Third Term 2013
This table shows an overview of the Third Term of 2013. Note that we count a judgment as delivered in the third term if it was delivered between the first day of the recess after the second term (1 June 2013) until the last day of the third term (30 September 2013).
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.
|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||7||1||7||0||71%||1||1||29%|
This table shows the percentage of the time the Justices agree with each other. Note that agreement in the final result is what matters, so for example if Justice Jafta writes for the majority of the Court and dismisses an appeal, and Justice Froneman disagrees with his reasoning but agrees that the appeal should be dismissed, that is counted as an agreement.
Note also that as Justice Cameron and Justice Yacoob only participated in one judgment each during these decisions, so these statistics are not properly representative. Where an “n/a” appears in the table that means that Justices in question were not involved in any cases together during the term.
|MM||Chief Justice Mogoeng|
|DM||Deputy Chief Justice Moseneke|
|JvdW||Justice van der Westhuizen|
|NM||Acting Justice Mhlantla|