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.
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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?

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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.

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In Conversation with Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga of the Constitutional Court – 2nd segment

What does the Judgment writing process in the Constitutional Court of South Africa entail?

What is Justice? Does Law necessarily coincide with Justice?

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

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In Conversation with Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga of the Constitutional Court – 1st segment

Meet one of the youngest Judicial Officers, both as a magistrate and as a Judge.

In this first segment, Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga of the Constitutional Court of South Africa walks us through his journey to the Constitutional Court Bench, including some brushes with political activism.

This is the Justice who has written some of the seminal judgments of the Constitutional Court, including:

By |2020-08-21T12:39:36+02:00Aug 21st, 2020|Legal Voices|Comments Off on In Conversation with Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga of the Constitutional Court – 1st segment