191pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2023
Lawyer and commentator Dan Mafora on the use of populist rhetoric, disinformation campaigns and attacks on South African judges and courts by politicians trying to sway public opinion and influence judgements.
Dan Mafora is the senior researcher at the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution and an MA student at the University of Cape Town. He worked for the Constitutional Court of South Africa as a law clerk and briefly as a corporate lawyer at DLA Piper South Africa. His writing has been published in the Mail & Guardian, Business Day, City Press and Africa is a Country.