Heinz Klug's New Book Reviewed by Law & Politics Book Review

Recently, Law & Politics Book Review reviewed Heinz Klug's book, The Constitution of South Africa: A Contextual Analysis.

The book presents the South African Constitution in its historical and social context, providing a lens through which to understand the emergence, development, and continuing application of the supreme law of South Africa. Themes explored include the implementation of the Constitution and its role in building a new democratic society and the interaction of the constitution with the existing law and legal institutions, including the common law, indigenous law and traditional authorities.

Reviewer Theunis Roux states, "As he did in Constituting Democracy, Klug here draws extensively on his personal knowledge of the constitution-making process. These pages consequently carry the authority of an insider’s account."

Heinz Klug is Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School and an Honorary Senior Research Associate in the School of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Growing up in Durban, South Africa, he participated in the anti-apartheid struggle, spent 11 years in exile and returned to South Africa in 1990 as a member of the ANC Land Commission and researcher for Zola Skweyiya, chairperson of the ANC Constitutional Committee. He was also a team member on the World Bank mission to South Africa on Land Reform and Rural Restructuring.

To read the full review, click here.

Submitted by UW Law News on March 24, 2011

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