Study weighs transformative effect of critical court rulings

CATEGORY: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery
DATE: 6 November 2017
AUTHOR: Business Day Live

The report comes against the backdrop of increasing friction between the executive and the judiciary on matters of governance

Landmark rulings on provision of antiretroviral treatment and evictions are among Supreme Court of Appeal and Constitutional Court judgments dealt with in a study of the socioeconomic influence of these courts.

Justice Minister Michael Masutha released the results of the study late last week. One of its main findings was on the distinction between executive authority and that of Parliament, he said. Masutha was at pains to emphasise that the study was not aimed at usurping the powers of the courts.

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