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The HRC finds that South African Police Service (SAPS) used ‘excessive force’ which was ‘disproportionate in the factual circumstances of the case’, and they were not ‘suitably equipped to quell public disorder’.
The Report constitutes a damning indictment of the SAPS and in particular its capacity for public order policing. It would seem that a pattern of unlawful conduct is taking root in the SAPS and that a culture of impunity prevails. This lack of accountability of the SAPS is creating zones of illegality where police brutality is becoming the norm.
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We got a requisition from a province – it doesn’t matter which one – and it was for R19m to put in place a piece of infrastructure for us, based on a quote from a certain company. It seemed rather a high amount so we refused to just simply pay it. In fact, we asked that it go out to tender. Read more
“In the changing circumstances of our times, a conservative assault on the constitution from the very powerful in our society is raising its ugly head. It is beyond doubt that corruption and patronage are so pervasive, rampant and crippling in our society that we are on the verge of being deemed a dysfunc-tional state.”
Former Constitutional Court Judge and CASAC Honourary member Kate O'Regan, delivered this year's annual Helen Suzman Memorial Lecture
Read the full Lecture as delivered by Justice Kate O’Regan on 22 November 2011 helen-suzman-memorial-lecture-november-2011
This year's annual Bram Fischer Memorial Lecture was delivered by a member of CASAC's Executive Council, Advocate Geoff Budlender
The Bram Fischer Memorial Lecture on 11 November 2011 as delivered by Advocate Budlender
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THE IMPACT OF CORRUPTION ON THE GOVERNANCE AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC RIGHTS.
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Constitutional Court decides unanimously that the extension of the term of office of the Chief Justice by the President was inconsistent with the Constitution
The following documents contain the full Judgement delivered by the Constitutional Court on an application made by CASAC and other Civil Society organs against the President’s decision to extend Chief Justice, Sandile Ngcobo’s term of office.
The following are the latest HOA by the first and second respondents in our joint court case with CALS, over the legality of the Act used to extend Chief Justice’s term of office. Read the full arguments by clicking the provided links
Heads of Arguments documentation in the Legal Matter between CASAC/CALS and The President on the Chief Justice's
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President Jacob Zuma and Minister of Justice, Jeff Radebe respond to CASAC and CALS's Court Challenge on the Chief Justice's legal matter
Here within are the details on the court joint court case launched by the CASAC and the CALS to challenge the extension of Chief Justice, Sandile Ngcobo. The papers include Affidavits by the First Respondent, President Jacob Zuma and Second Respondent Minister Jeff Radebe.
MAXIMISING IMPACT: STRATEGIES AND TACTICS FOR THE NEXT WAVE OF PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION IN SOUTH AFRICA. Below are the three Sessions that were discussed at the workshop’s Maximising Impact Symposium