Constitutional democracy in South Africa - fanciful ideal or tangible reality?

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2013
TITLE AUTHOR(S): J.February, G.Pienaar
KEYWORDS: CONSTITUTION, DEMOCRACY, POST APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-november-2013/constit-democ
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 7975

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Abstract

South Africa's constitution has been hailed the world over as truly revolutionary, yet over the past 19 years, the country has struggled to entrench a culture of constitutional democracy. Judith February and Gary Pienaar look at whether parliament has upheld the constitution, and progress towards the constitutional vision of human dignity.