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Constitutional Adjudication in Africa edited by Fombad, Charles M (31st August 2017)

Part 2 Archetypal Examples of Different Models of African Constitutional Adjudication, 7 Constitutional Review in South Africa: Features, Changes, and Controversies

James Fowkes

From: Constitutional Adjudication in Africa

Edited By: Charles M Fombad

Twenty years on, the South African Constitution and Constitutional Court have attained considerable status in global comparative debates and within Africa, especially Anglophone Africa. The aim of this chapter is to outline key features of the South African system of judicial review as it has emerged. Given both the limited scope of the chapter and the fact that South Africa is a relatively well-known case, the particular aim is to draw attention to areas where change has been considerable but not always noted—jurisdiction, the declining use of comparative...
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