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Copyright (c) 1998 Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law

ARTICLE: THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA: RIGHTS INTERPRETATION AND COMPARATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Fall, 1998

1 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 205

Author

Hoyt Webb *

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I do hereby swear that I will in my capacity as Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of South Africa uphold and protect the Constitution of the Republic and the fundamental rights entrenched therein and in so doing administer justice to all persons alike without fear, favour or prejudice, in accordance with the Constitution and the Law of the Republic. So help me God.
 
The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, Schedule 3 (Oaths of Office and Solemn Affirmations), Act No. 200, 1993.


 
I swear that, as Judge of the Constitutional Court, I will be faithful to the Republic of South Africa, will uphold and protect the Constitution and the human rights entrenched in it, and will administer justice to all persons alike without fear, favour or prejudice, in accordance with the Constitution and the Law. So help me God.
 
The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, Schedule 2 (Oaths and Solemn Affirmations), Act 108 of 1996.

I. Introduction
 
In 1993, South Africa adopted a transitional or interim Constitution (also referred to as the "IC"), enshrining a non-racial, multiparty democracy, based on respect for universal rights. 1 This was a monumental achievement considering the complex and often horrific history of the Republic and the increasing racial, ethnic and religious tensions worldwide. 2 A new society, however, could not be created by fiat. Thus, Nelson Mandela, along with his Deputy Presidents and the new Parliament, worked to create the social and institutional structures necessary for the ...
 
 
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