South Africa still has a good legal system, although minorities have reason to complain
25 October 2016
South Africa can still be satisfied with its legal system in a complex society, although minorities have reason to feel unhappy with comments where the rights of minorities are concerned, Adv. Anton Alberts, the FF Plus’ parliamentary spokesperson on Justice, says.
Adv. Alberts said during the debate on the state of South African Jurisprudence sitting comfortably with the Constitution or the need for change aligned with the principles and values of the Constitution, it is easy to set down guidelines in a complex society that will satisfy everyone.
He said there are numerous court decisions of which the country could be proud. This includes the Nkandla judgment of the Constitutional Court, the al-Bashir judgment, the protection of the right of South Africans living abroad to vote and allowing a class action case for the impoverished Transnet pensioners.
Comments in the AgriSA case on mineral resources and the Renate Barnard case about employment equity, however, indicates that minorities are being disadvantaged.