Martin van Staden LL.B. (Pretoria) is Legal Researcher at the Free Market Foundation and is pursuing a Master of Laws degree at the University of Pretoria.
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