Understanding the Constitution Pocket Companion
Understanding the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa forms part of Juta’s Pocket Companions series, which complements Juta’s highly successful Pocket Statutes series. This title is an ideal companion to the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996.
The provisions of the Constitution are set out in broad and general terms, and one needs to read the provisions together with the relevant constitutional judgments in order to properly understand what they mean. This is not always an easy task, because of the vast number of constitutional judgments that have been handed down, the legalistic language in which they are written, and the technical issues they often address.
The purpose of Understanding the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, therefore, is to promote a deeper understanding of the Constitution by discussing some of its most important provisions in light of the constitutional judgments handed down by the courts, and especially by the Constitutional Court. The book is not aimed primarily at legal practitioners or law students, but is intended for anyone who would like to know more about the Constitution.