Going Against the Grain – Justice Froneman as Subversive (Legal) Historian

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17159/1727-3781/2024/v27i0a16936

Keywords:

legal history, nostalgia, Froneman, memory

Abstract

My tentative argument in this piece is that Justice Johan Froneman's engagement with history can be read as "subversive" and that this very subversiveness holds the possibility to destabilise legal culture and disclose possibilities for a "rewriting", a "re-orientation" of jurisprudence, and of law. I explore to what extent the way in which legal scholars, professionals and in particular judges invoke history and memory influences legal culture, and accordingly how we understand and do law.

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Author Biography

Karin van Marle, University of the Western Cape

UWC Research Chair in Gender Transformation and World-making. University of the Western Cape

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Case law

AfriForum v University of the Free State 2018 2 SA 185 (CC)

Albutt v Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation 2010 3 SA 293 (CC)

City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality v Afriforum 2016 6 SA 279 (CC)

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Legislation

Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Extension of Security of Tenure Act 62 of 1997

Published

11-06-2024

How to Cite

van Marle, K. (2024). Going Against the Grain – Justice Froneman as Subversive (Legal) Historian. Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, 27, (Published on 11 June 2024) pp 1–21. https://doi.org/10.17159/1727-3781/2024/v27i0a16936

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Special Edition: A Tribute to Justice Froneman

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