Tag Archives: The Constitution of South Africa

Negotiating the Constitution (Part Three)

Despite the many years of arduous negotiations and the final Constitution initially being rejected by the Constitutional Court, the process of drafting South Africa’s Constitution is generally considered to have been an overwhelming success.┬áIt is often said that the key to effective change is the active participation of the parties involved, and in this regard […]

Negotiating the Constitution (Part One)

Cyril Ramaphosa, Nelson Mandela and Jacob Zuma, CODESA, December 1991

As we celebrate Human Rights Day tomorrow, it seems an appropriate time to examine the very document that forms the core of South Africa’s democracy, and the protection of its citizens, our Constitution. The Constitution of South Africa is currently in its fourth incarnation, with the previous three constitutions being adopted in 1910, 1961 and […]