Author Archives: Lauren Kohn

The National Prosecuting Authority as Part of South Africa’s Integrity and Accountability Branch and the Related Case for an Anti-Corruption Redress System

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is a special constitutional body that exercises significant public powers in South Africa’s democracy but does not fit comfortably within either the judicial or the executive branch of state. Properly conceived, the NPA is a hybrid body that fulfils its own distinctive role within the country’s constitutional system. At this… Read More »

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:  

Postscript to my article on the Al Bashir Judgment

The original post can be read here: The Bashir Judgment raises the red flag for the Rule of Law and the Judiciary Since the finalisation of this note, two significant developments have ensued. First, President Zuma took the Chief Justice up on his invitation to meet and, in an unprecedented move, on 27 August 2015 a… Read More »