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Courts and counter-revolutions In a debate between Khehla Shabane and RW Johnson published in Business Day, 16 July 2008, Shabane referred to ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe who recently entered the fray in the battle between the Constitutional Court and Cape Judge President John Hlophe, and who was quoted as saying that Constitutional Court judges were part of ‘counter-revolutionary forces’ preparing to ‘pounce on Zuma.’Read Article2008AugustVol 21No 27
 Stop Press judiciary: Attacks on the judiciaryPatric Mtshaulana SCIn the edition of the Mail & Guardian published on 21 July 2008 Professor Pierre de Vos wrote: ‘Judges are not (and should not be) above criticism. The judiciary is one of the three branches of government and in a vibrant democracy the decisions and actions of judges must be scrutinised, debated and criticised - even harshly if need be.Read Article2008AugustVol 21No 235
Stop Press judiciary: SA Law Deans Association (SALDA)Professor Francois VenterThe South African Law Deans Association (SALDA) wishes to add its voice to those who have expressed concern over the unwarranted and in some cases irresponsible public attacks that have been launched in recent weeks against the integrity of the judiciary. Read Article2008AugustVol 21No 235
The dispensable judiciary Brian Spilg SCNot since the 1950s has there been such a sustained attack on the highest court. Then the attack was the result of a clash between, on the one hand, pushing through political ideology and, on the other, a court’s determination to preserve its own independence. There the battle was fought out in the courts in what is known as the ‘High Court of Parliament’ case. Read Article2008AugustVol 21No 241
 GCB annual general meeting: 2008 The AGM took note of the fact that the judiciary will be celebrating its 100th year in 2010 and it was resolved that the GCB Executive should initiate a process aimed at using that occasion to reflect on the 100 years of the existence of our judiciary. Read Article2008AugustVol 21No 25
Outgoing executive of the GCB Front L-R: TN Aboobaker SC; Rashid Vahed SC (vice chair); Jannie Eksteen SC (chair); Gerrit Pretorius SC. Back L-R: TJ Bruinders SC; Soraya Hassim SC. Absent when photo was taken: RT Williams SC; D Ntsebeza SC; K Moroka SC; M Sello. Read Article2008AugustVol 21No 25
GCB Media Statement on Xenophobic violenceJannie Eksteen SC, Brian Spilg SCThe General Council of the Bar of South Africa associates itself with all those whocondemn the inhumanity of a section of our society bent on xenophobic violence. This group’s failure to listen to the calls of respected leaders is deplorable. Read Article2008AugustVol 21No 28
 ICAB resolution on Zimbabwe At the World Bar Conference of the International Council of Advocates and Barristers (ICAB) held in Dublin and Belfast from 27 to 30 June 2008, the Bars of Australia, England and Wales, Hong Kong, Ireland, Namibia, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South Africa and Zimbabwe, being the member Bars of ICAB, unanimously resolved: Read Article2008AugustVol 21No 28
Media statement by the GCB on human rights abuses in ZimbabweJannie Eksteen SC, Brian Spilg SCThe General Council of the Bar of South Africa (GCB) notes the compelling evidence of orchestrated and brutal political intimidation that has targeted supporters, and in particular organisers, of the party that has democratically come into power.Read Article2008AugustVol 21No 28
Fourth World Conference for Advocates and BarristersJannie Eksteen SCThe events began with a cocktail party hosted by the Irish Bar at the National Gallery of Ireland where guests were welcomed by Hugh Mohan SC, the Dublin-based cochair of the conference. The occasion provided an opportunity for guests from all jurisdictions to meet socially and to enjoy the artistic treasures of Ireland.Read Article2008AugustVol 21No 210

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