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Response – 11th February 2022 – The State of the Nation Address by Mike Pothier

Last night’s State of the Nation Address contained one of the longest ‘shopping lists’ of economic measures that we have heard for some time from a President. In one way this is fitting, since the solutions to so many of the problems that beset our nation – poverty, inequality, unemployment, underdevelopment, and general socio-economic want […]

Response – 8th February 2022 – Choosing the New Chief Justice, Part II by Mike Pothier

In a Response published last September with the title ‘Choosing the New Chief Justice’, we wrote that President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to allow public participation in the selection process was “a significant and welcome development”. Since the Constitution gives the President the power to make the appointment without such participation, it was “a voluntary concession […]