South African Constitutional Law in Context 2e offers a comprehensive, clear, and concise introduction to the study of South African constitutional law. Situated within a framework of historical, political, social and economic context, the text invites readers to discover the meaning, operation and effects of the South African Constitution, and to understand its critical importance and potential. The text balances an accurate description of the most authoritative interpretation of the constitutional text with a critical and enquiring approach, providing depth and diversity of perspective, and engaging readers in an interactive, topical and stimulating manner.
The second edition is developed to ensure greater accessibility, clarity and depth of understanding. The work engages with the many developments, debates and issues that have emerged within the recent period, including discourse and debates relating to the merits of constitutional supremacy, transformative constitutionali sm, and constitutional protection of private property.