Tag: justice

In the East Room of the White House, President Barack Obama had this to say to the nation, after the announcement of Osama Bin Laden’s ‘death’ on the 2nd May 2011: “Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed […]

In 2009, an Indigenous Court pilot, was rolled out at the Atteridgeville Magistrate Court, where I was stationed. It was basically a trial for the use of indigenous languages for court cases and included everyone, right down to the Magistrate and Prosecutor. With Setswana, Sepedi and Sesotho being the predominantly used Indigenous languages in Pretoria, […]

β€œβ€¦there are children living in exceptionally difficult conditions and such children need special consideration, taking due account of the importance of the traditions and cultural values of each people for the protection and harmonious development of the child…”

Without a doubt, the most important facet of any state is its judiciary. The administration of justice is of utmost importance as that is the foundation of all other aspects of the state and as such, the justice system should aim to be as transparent and accountable as possible. Bearing all these factors in mind, […]