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Pierre de Vos

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Professor Pierre de Vos teaches constitutional law at the University of Western Cape. His writing has been published widely in both scholarly journals and in the popular press on a wide range of topics, including gay rights, the right to equality, social and economic rights, and affirmative action. Since October 2006 he also publishes a blog, Constitutionally Speaking.

Where have all the ‘good’ people gone?

It is not always easy to stand up and fight against injustice, oppression, corruption and plain stupidity — especially if those guilty of perpetrating the…

Is Snuki not part of the mass media?

Can it be that Jacob Zuma — unlike many millions of other South Africans — never watches SABC TV news bulletins, or that he never…

Bad week for Selebi, worse week for Mbeki?

It was undeniably a bad week for police National Commissioner Jackie Selebi, but I would contend that it might have been an even worse week…

President Mbeki: Sad, out-of-touch denialist

The (probably apocryphal) story is told that when Field Marshal Tito, president of the former Yugoslavia, was on his death bed, he heard the noise…

Eating humble pie on Jacob Zuma

In June this year I wrote on my blog that Jacob Zuma was “fading fast” and that his presidential bid was “done for”. Now, less…

Denialism = dissidence = Mbeki = death

Ronald Suresh Roberts again tries to argue that President Thabo Mbeki is neither an Aids denialist nor an Aids dissident, but merely a poor, misunderstood…