On Books, Other Stuff

Book Review: Brutal Legacy by Tracy Going – the illumination of truths

‘I have a confession’ I said when I met Tracy Going properly this week after a brief, fortuitous meeting at the Franschhoek Literary Festival recently. ‘I haven’t read your book. I opened it at Exclusives and couldn’t get past the Prologue.’ ‘Oh no! Why? That’s not a good sign. Was it that bad?’ she said,… Continue reading Book Review: Brutal Legacy by Tracy Going – the illumination of truths

On Law, On women, Other Stuff

WHAT DEFINES US AS WOMEN? TWO WOMEN OF WORTH TO END OFF WOMEN’s MONTH

If I promise myself that I will write something, I cannot sleep until it’s done. So with the end of August and end of Women’s Month today, I want to squeeze in a brief mention of two women who taught us all valuable lessons this month. One is of course CASTER SEMENYA and the other, in… Continue reading WHAT DEFINES US AS WOMEN? TWO WOMEN OF WORTH TO END OFF WOMEN’s MONTH

From Courtrooms To Cupcakes

Women in Law: Finding New Ways

Synergistic forces were evident in more ways than imagined when I found myself at a recent summit entitled ‘ Finding New Ways for Women to Lead in Law’, a joint venture between the Centre for Integrative Law & UCT’s Law@Work Division. I had planned to go in my private capacity as an independent consultant/law lecturer… Continue reading Women in Law: Finding New Ways

On Law, Other Stuff

Justice : an unfathomable and enigmatic concept

I promised I would only have one last comment on Oscar but now I read about the appeal (which was inevitable I know because I really  did think that dolus eventualis was misconstrued and of course the whole world needs to see that our criminal justice is in tip top shape, and yes of course, the… Continue reading Justice : an unfathomable and enigmatic concept