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Who Is Muzi Sikhakhane SC: A Conversation – Final Segment – 6 January 2021

In this Final Segment, of the Who Is Muzi Sikhakhane series of conversations, Sikhakhane SC talks to us about:

THE SIKHAKHANE REPORT

Learn about the facts behind the Report.

By |2021-01-06T18:42:58+02:00Jan 6th, 2021|Legal Voices|Comments Off on Who Is Muzi Sikhakhane SC: A Conversation – Final Segment – 6 January 2021

Who Is Muzi Sikhakhane SC: A Conversation – 5th Segment – 24 December 2020

In this Fifth Segment, Sikhakhane SC talks to us about:

  • Life & Politics at the Bar
  • The Founding of PABASA
  • The Founding of the Pius Langa School of Advocacy within PABASA

and much more …

The “Who is Muzi Sikhakhane?” theme continues …

By |2020-12-24T14:44:09+02:00Dec 24th, 2020|Legal Voices|2 Comments

Who Is Muzi Sikhakhane SC: A Conversation – 4th Segment – 17 December 2020

In this Fourth Segment, Sikhakhane SC talks to us about:

  • Life in Law
  • Life as “Zuma’s lawyer”
  • Perceptions towards Black lawyers
  • The “Cab Rank” rule and Race-Based Perceptions
  • Essential qualities in a model Judge

and much more …

The “Who is Muzi Sikhakhane?” theme continues …

By |2020-12-17T23:11:03+02:00Dec 17th, 2020|Legal Voices|3 Comments

Who Is Muzi Sikhakhane SC: A Conversation – 3rd Segment

In this Third Segment, we begin a conversation with Sikhakhane SC in relation to his life:

  • as a political activist
  • on the run from apartheid “security” police
  • caught with an arms cache.

and much more …

The “Who is Muzi Sikhakhane?” theme continues …

By |2020-12-09T17:53:52+02:00Dec 9th, 2020|Legal Voices|2 Comments

Who Is Muzi Sikhakhane SC: A Conversation – 2nd Segment

In this Second Segment, Sikhakhane SC takes us through his life’s journey and takes us on a Rollercoaster ride in relation to:

  • street life
  • his detention without trial
  • Relations with Mrs Victoria Mxenge
  • Relations with Justice Pius Langa
  • “problematic economy of race”
  • corruption amnesty
  • Apartheid Reparations
  • SA socio-economic trajectory

and more …

The “Who is Muzi Sikhakhane?” theme continues …

By |2020-12-01T12:12:21+02:00Dec 1st, 2020|Legal Voices|1 Comment

In Conversation with Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo – Final Segment

In this Final Segment, South Africa’s Deputy Chief Justice, Justice Raymond Zondo, discusses matters affecting the judging and judgment-making process.

Some of the issues covered include

  • Do Judges have no right to express personal opinions publicly on matters affecting society or country?
  • Does public opinion matter in the judging and judgment-making process?
  • Are Judges not susceptible to being influenced by what they read, see or hear in the media in their judging and judgment-making process?
  • To what extent does a Judge’s Life experience and socio-economic & political background influence or determine his/her approach in a case?
  • Isn’t there a danger in appointing a sitting judge to chair Commission of Inquiry?
By |2020-11-18T09:25:00+02:00Nov 18th, 2020|Legal Voices|Comments Off on In Conversation with Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo – Final Segment

In Conversation with Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga of the Constitutional Court – 5th segment

In this segment, we explore Transformation & related matters in the Legal Profession, particularly the dearth of black and women Counsel in the Constitutional Court appearing as Counsel and arguing cases. What is the reason for this?

Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga of the Constitutional Court of South Africa discusses this and other matters with us, including

  • in what instances the Constitutional Court would reconsider its own earlier judgment
  • in what way, if any, Judges are influenced by media reports.
By |2020-09-25T11:18:47+02:00Sep 25th, 2020|Legal Voices|Comments Off on In Conversation with Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga of the Constitutional Court – 5th segment

In Conversation with Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga of the Constitutional Court – 4th segment

In this segment, we explore the Process of Judging, and the “subconscious bias” that each Judge inevitably brings to bear on his/her judging process.

Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga of the Constitutional Court of South Africa helps us make sense of the “subconscious bias” with which Judges approach their judging.

Does Judicial Diversity mean there is space in the South African Judiciary for bigoted, racist, sexist, homophobic judges for the sake of judicial diversity?

By |2020-09-08T21:21:46+02:00Sep 8th, 2020|Legal Voices|Comments Off on In Conversation with Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga of the Constitutional Court – 4th segment

In Conversation with Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga of the Constitutional Court – 3rd segment

What is the “politics” that inform the dismissal of Applications for Leave to Appeal in the Constitutional Court without a hearing and without a reasoned judgment?

How many of the cases that go to the Constitutional Court are in fact heard in open court and why?

To whom do Judges account and how?

In this third segment, Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga of the Constitutional Court of South Africa talks to us on these and other burning issues.

By |2020-09-02T14:16:28+02:00Sep 2nd, 2020|Legal Voices|Comments Off on In Conversation with Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga of the Constitutional Court – 3rd segment