FUL Releases Inaugural Podcast: Building the Constitutional Court

20 July 2021

MEDIA STATEMENT BY FREEDOM UNDER LAW

Available from today on Freedom Under Law’s website and on Soundcloud, FUL’s inaugural podcast is a discussion with Judge Johann Kriegler about the early years of building South Africa’s Constitutional Court and what was required to establish its legitimacy and authority.

Conversational and reflective, the podcast encompasses everything from the distinctive green robes that were chosen for the judges, the individual friendships that were forged and what it was like to be the subject of a high-profile and controversial recusal application.

Although recorded six months ago, its release is a timely reminder of the intensive and strategic work required to build a Court that is the ultimate guardian of South Africa’s constitutional democracy.

The first in a series of podcasts, titled “Building the Court”, this initial episode prompts serious reflection on our country’s judicial system while offering the pleasure of listening in on the recollections of one of the apex Court’s pioneers.