President Thabo Mbeki has appointed Judge Dikgang Moseneke to the Constitutional Court with immediate effect. Making the new appointment on the weekend, Mbeki said he was confident that Moseneke would carry out his Constitutional Court functions with distinction.
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The Constitutional Court ruled that five KwaZulu-Natal legislative members who defected to the African National Congress would not be protected. Instead, they have lost their seats, and four of the five have so far been replaced by the parties they defected from.
Housing is at the forefront of the national agenda for delivery and the government is taking overall responsibility for providing houses to all.
The Constitutional Court ruling upholding the law against prostitution and running brothels has met with mixed reaction, with some arguing that it will consolidate efforts to close down brothels, and others arguing that it will render attempts to regulate the industry and improve the health and safety of sex workers even more difficult.
South Africa spends around R5-billion a year on research and development and is recognised as a world leader in several fields, including organismic biology, earth sciences, astronomy and clinical medicine.
The Constitutional Court has given the go-ahead for politicians to cross the floor and join another political party without losing their seats, in a ruling which is likely to make a significant impact on the countrys political landscape.
The critical test of whether the Johannesburg World Summit had succeeded or not would be what happened from here, South African President Thabo Mbeki said on the closing night of what he described as "a big meeting, the biggest ever tried'.
After 10 days of tough behind-the-scenes bargaining, over 100 heads of state and government at the World Summit on Sustainable Development agreed on a plan of action to eradicate poverty and protect the environment, concluding negotiations that took place over nine months and on three continents.
Using indigenous knowledge - and a resource her family has been living with for thousands of years - Grace Masuku is turning a community traumatised by the closure of local platinum mines into a thriving 21st century enterprise.