Defend our Constitutional Democracy

We are gravely concerned about the state of democracy in South Africa. Our constitutional democracy, for which people like Dullah Omar fought so hard and made so many sacrifices, is under threat.

At a time when South Africa needs a stable, functional and prosperous state, state institutions are being used to pursue interests that do not advance the cause of realising the rights in the Bill of Rights. We call on all sectors of society to defend our constitutional democracy.

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Author: Jaap de Visser
Published: Apr 12, 2017

Gomhla we 18 ka Apreli 2017, iNdlu yoWiso mthetho yeSizwe izoqwalasela isindululo sokuphela kwethemba kuMongameli. Inkundla Yomgaqo-Siseko iceliwe ukuba inyanzele ibhalothi efihlakeleyo. Kwelinye icala, inkundla yomGaqo- Siseko iceliwe ukuba ilawule phezu kwe impeachment kaMongameli. Apha gezantsi kukho isishwankathelo esifutshane esichaza ukuba UmGaqo-Siseko uthini ngosuso lukaMongameli e-ofisini.

Author: Jaap de Visser
Published: Apr 11, 2017

The National Assembly is considering a motion of no confidence in the President. The Constitutional Court has been asked to force a secret ballot. In a separate case, the Constitutional Court has been asked to rule on the ‘impeachment’ of the President. Parliament Watch, a collective of organisations working towards the advancement of social justice, the realisation of human rights, and strong constitutional democracy has prepared this brief summary of what the Constitution provides about how the President is removed from office.

Ahmed Kathrada Memorial
Author: Jaap de Visser
Published: Apr 05, 2017

The Dullah Omar Institute calls on residents of Cape Town and surrounds to attend the Memorial of the late Ahmed Kathrada.

Dullah Omar Institute calls on society to defend our democracy
Author: Jaap de Visser
Published: Mar 31, 2017

While section 91(2) of the Constitution makes it clear that the President appoints and may dismiss ministers and deputy-Ministers, the Institute wants to register serious concerns surrounding yesterday’s replacement of ten ministers and ten deputy-ministers. The President must uphold, defend and respect the Constitution and promote the unity of the Nation.

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