FUL Inaugural Podcast: Building a Court

14 February 2021 — This, FUL’s first podcast is a conversation with Judge Johann Kriegler, looking back at the earliest years of South Africa’s Constitutional Court, how it was very consciously created and situated but also at the very personal interactions that characterised that first Court. Today, the 14 February 2021, marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Court’s inauguration. But we are also living through a global pandemic, its effects felt acutely here in South Africa, with excessive expectations perhaps of the courts and law –as so often in moments of crisis in South Africa –to provide optimal resolution. Any look back has to be contextualised by this time — so very different in so many ways from that of those early years of the Constitutional Court.