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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.

Transformation of rugby needs quotas

OK, let me be brave and write about something I am not supposed to know much about, namely rugby. (After all, I supported the Springboks…

Hlophe to blame for damage to judiciary

Who is to blame for the stress placed on the judiciary and the legal profession by the saga around Cape Judge President John Hlophe? The…

Ginwala inquiry probably illegal

If I were the legal adviser to suspended National Director of Public Prosecutions Vusi Pikoli — and if my client had very deep pockets —…

President Mbeki owes us an explanation

The suspension by President Thabo Mbeki of Vusi Pikoli, the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), is a potentially earth-shattering event for our democracy. In…