Paul Ngobeni

The myth of white judicial competence II

Judging by the volume of responses to my last article, “Will the JSC debunk the myth of white judicial competence?” I surmise that South Africans are ready to confront the myths and deep-seated prejudices they have been harbouring for the past 15 years. The point missed by most morons is precisely this: judicial incompetence knows…

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Will the JSC debunk the myth of white judicial competence?

The stakes in the forthcoming Constitutional Court succession race are phenomenally high. In this atmosphere, lies paraded by white advocates and retired judges are accepted at face value without the benefit of scholarly refutation. Judges Carole Lewis and Kriegler have made despicable statements in which black judges were maligned under the guise of critiquing the…

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