A remarkable accomplishment

A remarkable accomplishment. Combining doctrine and theory, and informing both with comparative insight, it stands in the first rank of constitutional treatises worldwide. No one who wishes to understand South African constitutionalism can do without it.
Sujit Choudhry
Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley

An indispensable companion to text

An indispensable companion to text, history, theory and judicial interpretation of the constitution of South Africa. In remarkable depth and detail, the book explains how the workings of this modern constitution reflect the lessons learned during two centuries of global experimentation with constitutional democracy as well as the unique history of South Africa.
Michael C. Dorf
Professor of Law, Cornell University School of Law

Constitutional Law of South Africa is an invaluable reference

Constitutional Law of South Africa is an invaluable reference work on the law and practice of this distinctive and important constitutional system. Comprehensive, current and reliable, it is an asset to scholars around the world with an interest in South African constitutional law.
Cheryl Saunders
Professor of Law, University of Melbourne

Constitutional Law of South Africa remains the most comprehensive

Constitutional Law of South Africa remains the most comprehensive and useful commentary on the South African Constitution. It is simply indispensable for any legal practitioner, every legal academic and every court, and also for everyone whose work in some way involves interpretation and application of the Constitution.
AJ van der Walt
Professor of Law, Stellenbosch University

CLoSA’s five volumes, and monograph length chapters, has established the work as the only treatise on South African constitutional law.

Part I

Part I

Courts, Principles of Government & Structures of Government

Introduction to Constitutional Analysis
Chapter Subject Matter Author(s)
1 A Baedeker to Constitutional Law of South Africa Stu Woolman, Theunis Roux &
Michael Bishop
2 Constitutional History Stu Woolman & Jonathan Swanepoel
3 Constitutional Litigation Matthew Chaskalson, Gilbert Marcus
& Michael Bishop
4 Jurisdiction Sebastian Seedorf
5 Rules & Procedure in Constitutional Matters Kate Hofmeyr
6 Costs Michael Bishop
7 Standing, Ripeness & Mootness Cheryl Loots
8 Amicus Geoff Budlender
9 Remedies Michael Bishop
Principles of Government
10 Democracy Theunis Roux
11 Rule of Law, Legality and the
Supremacy of the Constitution
Frank Michelman
12 Separation of Powers Sebastian Seedorf & Sanele Sibanda
13 Founding Provisions James Fowkes
14 Co-operative Government &
Intergovernmental Relations
Stu Woolman
15 Legislative Competence Victoria Bronstein
16 Conflicts Victoria Bronstein
Structures of Government
17 National Legislative Authority Michael Bishop & Ngwako
18 National Executive Authority Christina Murray & Richard Stacey
19 Provincial Legislative Authority Tshepo Madlingozi & Stu Woolman
20 Provincial Executive Authority Christina Murray & Okyerebea
21 Provincial Constitutions Stu Woolman
22 Local Government Nico Steytler & Jaap de Visser
23A Public Administration Anshal Bodasing
23B Security Services Stu Woolman
23C War Powers Stephen Ellmann
24A Public Protector Michael Bishop & Stu Woolman
24B Auditor General Stu Woolman & Yolandi Schutte
24C SA Human Rights Commission Jonathan Klaaren
24D Commission for Gender Equality Cathi Albertyn
24E Independent Communication
Authority of South Africa
Justine White
24F Commission for the Promotion & the Stu Woolman & Julie Soweto-Aullo
Protection of the Rights of Cultural,
Religious and Linguistic
25 Public Procurement Glenn Penfold & Pippa Reyburn
26 Traditional Leadership Tom Bennett & Christina Murray
27 Public Finances Ross Kriel & Mona Monadjem
28 Transitional Provisions Matthew Chaskalson
29 Elections Glenda Fick
30 International Law & International
Hennie Strydom & Kevin Hopkins

Part II

Part II

The Bill of Rights

Operational Provisions
Chapter Subject Matter Author(s)
31 Application Stu Woolman
32 Interpretation Lourens du Plessis
33 Interpretation of Socio-Economic
Sandra Liebenberg
34 Limitations Stu Woolman & Henk Botha
Substantive Provisions
35 Equality Cathi Albertyn & Beth Goldblatt
36 Dignity Stu Woolman
37 Reproductive Rights Michelle O'Sullivan
38 Privacy David McQuoid-Mason
39 Life Marius Pieterse
40 Freedom and Security of the Person Michael Bishop & Stu Woolman
41 Freedom of Religion, Belief and
Paul Farlam
42 Freedom of Expression Dario Milo, Glenn Penfold & Anthony
43 Freedom of Assembly Stu Woolman
44 Freedom of Association Stu Woolman
45 Political Rights Jason Brickhill & Ryan Babiuch
46 Property Theunis Roux
47 Children's Rights Adrian Friedman, Angelo Pantazis &
Ann Skelton
48 Land Juanita Pienaar & Jason Brickhill
49 Sentencing and Punishment Dirk Van Zyl Smit
50 Environment Morne van der Linde & Ernst Basson
51 Criminal Procedure: Rights of
Detained, Arrested & Accused
Frank Snyckers & Jolandi le Roux
52 Evidence PJ Schwikkard
53 Labour Relations Carole Cooper
54 Freedom of Trade, Occupation and
Dennis Davis
55 Housing Kirsty McLean
56A Health David Bilchitz
56B Water Malcolm Langford, Richard Stacey &
Danwood Chirwa
56C Food Danie Brand
56D Social Security Mia Swart
57 Education Stu Woolman & Michael Bishop
58 Community Rights: Language,
Culture & Religion
Stu Woolman
59 Access to Courts Jason Brickhill & Adrian Friedman
60 Citizenship Jonathan Klaaren
61 States of Emergency Nicole Fritz
62 Access to Information Jonathan Klaaren & Glenn Penfold
63 Just Administrative Action Jonathan Klaaren & Glenn Penfold
64 Slavery, Servitude and Forced
Stu Woolman & Michael Bishop
65 Official Languages Iain Currie
66 Movement and Residence Jonathan Klaaren
Table of Cases