Martin van Staden LL.B. (UP) is Head of Legal (Policy and Research) at the Free Market Foundation and is pursuing a Master of Laws degree at the University of Pretoria.
Author: Martin van Staden Date: 25 November 2019 INTRODUCTION The Traditional Courts Bill, 2017, is intended to fill the void left by those provisions of the Apartheid-era Black Administration Act that empowered traditional leaders to adjudicate disputes and hear charges of certain...Read More
Author: Martin van Staden Date: 13 June 2018 The Political Party Funding Bill appears to be well on its way to becoming law in South Africa. Its intention to shed light on the identity of those who fund political parties...Read More
Case Note Marshall NO and Others v Commissioner, South African Revenue Service  ZACC 11 Constitutional Court By: Martin van Staden Facts The South African Red Cross Air Mercy Service Trust (the Trust), an NPO, argued against the South African...Read More
Author: Martin van Staden Date: 20 December 2017 It is now well-accepted in South African constitutional jurisprudence that the Constitution’s guarantee of equality in section 9 is not merely concerned with ‘formal’ equality (equality at law), but endorses a notion...Read More
Author: Martin van Staden Date: 29 November 2017 South African Airways (SAA) is not a parastatal, it is parasitical. Society as envisioned by our Constitution has no place for parasites, especially if its continual humouring has to come at the...Read More
Author: Martin van Staden Date: 14 November 2017 Did you know that when you drive 140 in a 120 km/h zone, you are not ‘breaking the law’, at least not directly? The same applies when you ‘illegally’ park your car...Read More
Author: Martin van Staden Date: 20 October 2015 The ‘Rule of Law’ has become somewhat of a buzz-phrase that politicians and activists in civil society use quite liberally. It has often been used to denote the opposite of its true...Read More