Category Archives: In the Media

The Constitutional Court rules in favour of Suzman Foundation

Lauren Kohn is featured as a guest speaker on the Koketso Sachane Show on Cape Talk to discuss the recent Constitutional Court judgment handed down in terms whereof the Constitutional Court ruled in favour of the Helen Suzman Foundation to have the Judicial Service Commission’s (JSC) deliberations on appointing judges made public. The Constitutional Court… Read More »

NPA Head Shaun Abrahams has announced that Finance Minister Pravin Gordan is to appear in court on fraud charges

Eusebius McKaiser from Cape Talk / Radio 702  spoke to EWN Reporter Barry Bateman, attorney and Constitutional law lecturer Lauren Kohn and Journalist and  political analyst Karima Brown about the implications of the announcement on Pravin and the country. Link to the podcast on the The Best of Redi Tlhabi show:  

Hawks fly in the face of Justice, Mail & Guardian, April 2016

In the benchmark Constitutional Court judgment of Glenister II, the majority held that “our law demands a body outside executive control to deal effectively with corruption”. This body is meant to be the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), known as the Hawks. We say “meant to be” because practice seemingly reveals the disconerting use… Read More »

Interviews held for aspiring Supreme Court of Appeal Judges

The Judicial services commission is deliberating on the future of the Supreme Court, it held interviews in Cape Town. Lauren spoke to the SABC News contributing Editor, Vuyo Mvoko, who was in Cape Town and who sat in on the interview process regarding the process. Hopes, fears and aspirations. The possible future of SA Courts,… Read More »

Mbeki guilty of misinterpreting the Law, Mail & Guardian, February 2016

Thabo Mbeki’s latest attempt at historical revisionism falls horribly short of the legal mark. The former President published a letter on his Facebook page last week entitled, ‘Behind the narrative of the abuse of state power was a larger goal’. In revisiting – nearly a decade after the fact – his notorious decision to remove… Read More »