Making the road by walking: The evolution of the South African Constitution
New book announcement
Making the road by walking: The evolution of the South African Constitution by the HSRC's Prof Narnia Bohler-Muller, Dr Michael Cosser and Gary Pienaar is now available from Pretoria University Law Press (PULP), an open-access publisher based at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria.
This timeous publication asks some difficult questions and hopefully provides some answers too. As Prof N Barney Pityana says in the foreword, "We make the Constitution by living and experiencing it. The courts have said ad nauseam that the Constitution is a living document. We, the people, must own it and shape it. The stories in this book are sufficient evidence that the Constitution and its values are being shaped by the hammer and the anvil. A book like this achieves that critical task of restoring confidence in the people. It should help citizens claim back their power. That is what the French Revolution did."