South African Constitutional Law in Context offers a comprehensive, clear, and concise introduction to the study of South African constitutional law. Situated within a framework of historical, political, social and economic context, the text invites readers to discover the meaning, operation and effects of the South African Constitution, and to understand its critical importance and potential. The text balances an accurate description of the most authoritative interpretation of the constitutional text with a critical and enquiring approach, providing depth and diversity of perspective, and engaging readers in an interactive, topical and stimulating manner.

South African Constitutional Law in Context offers a comprehensive, clear, and concise introduction to the study of South African constitutional law. Situated within a framework of historical, political, social and economic context, the text invites readers to discover the meaning, operation and effects of the South African Constitution, and to understand its critical importance and potential. The text balances an accurate description of the most authoritative interpretation of the constitutional text with a critical and enquiring approach, providing depth and diversity of perspective, and engaging readers in an interactive, topical and stimulating manner.

PART ONE Principles and structures of government
1Chapter 1 South African constitutional law in context
2Basic concepts of constitutional law
3Separation of powers and the three branches of government
4Separation of powers and the National Legislature
5Separation of powers and the National Executive
6Separation of powers and judicial authority
7Separation of powers and Chapter 9 institutions
8Multilevel government in South Africa
PART TWO The Bill of Rights and the enforcement of the Constitution
9Introduction to and application of the Bill of Rights
10The limitation of rights
11Constitutional remedies
12Equality, human dignity and privacy rights
13Diversity rights
14Political and process rights
15Administrative justice, access to information, access to courts and labour rights
16Socio-economic rights
This text is suited as core course material for students who are studying constitutional law as a module of the LLB degree. It may also be a useful resource for post-graduate students, and for legal practitioners wishing to clarify new or foundational principles of the field.
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