351pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018
Examines how the law in South Africa has been used and abused and explores a series of landmark cases that have come to define South Africa's legal and political landscape.
Foreword by Pravin Gordhan.
"...a timely and important work that provokes and confronts the growing debate on constitutionalism and the material transformation of our society...Let the debate rage on. This work will prove a valuable addition to the controversy and the notion of lawfare." Dikgang Moseneke, former Deputy Chief Justice
Michelle le Roux is a member of both the Johannesburg and New York Bars. She is Adjunct Professor at UCT Law School. She is co-author with Dennis Davis of Precedent and Possibility: the (ab)use of law in South Africa.
Dennis Davis was appointed a Judge of the High Court in 1998 and President of the Competition Appeal Court in 2000. He is Honorary Professor at UCT Law School and Chair of the Davis Tax Committee.