The Politics of the Rule of Law

25 Mar, 17:30 – 19:00

Online Event

The rule of law is critical to the survival and prosperity of any democracy. One of the tensions of our constitutional democracy is our fidelity to the rule of law and its consistent application to all people regardless of status. Accountability is an essential part of the rule of law.  Under apartheid there was no rule of law, there was rule by law which saw the enforcement of racism and inequality through the law.

After 25 years since the signing of our Constitution how have we fared in upholding the rule of law? How have our politics affected the rule of law? And what is the role of commissions and the courts in strengthening the rule of law. As we look to the next 25 years of our Constitution - what can we as the people of South Africa do to ensure that we live up to one of our most foundational principles as a constitutional democracy?

Join Justice Albie Scahs, Prof Zozo Dyanu, Mhango, Khaya Sithole and Justice Kate O'Regan for the inaugural Round Table Conversation in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

The Nelson Mandela Foundation strives to deliver to the world an integrated and dynamic information resource on the life and times of Nelson Mandela, and promote the finding of sustainable solutions to critical social problems through memory-based dialogue interventions.