358pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2020) 2021
Covers Justice Dikgang Moseneke's years on the bench, with particular focus on his 15-year term as a judge at South Africa’s Constitutional Court, including as Deputy Chief Justice.
Dikgang Moseneke was born in Pretoria in 1947. At the age of 15 he was imprisoned for participating in anti-apartheid activities. During his 10 years of incarceration he completed his schooling by correspondence and earned two university degrees. On his release he studied law at the University of South Africa.
"Dikgang Moseneke's pen exudes his life's purpose: to bring social justice, good governance, and enlightened conditions of autonomy to the people of our country." Justice Edwin Cameron
"All Rise is as much about Moseneke's 15-year judicial career as it is a biography of South Africa's post-apartheid jurisprudence and a civic education manual on how the judiciary, particularly the Constitutional Court, works. It also casts a spotlight on the laborious process of judging and the rancour that accompany the role, especially in an era chaperoned by a self-serving political elite whose misdeeds threaten the very survival of the democratic project." Mukoni Ratshitanga, Citizen