Stephen Grootes SOUTH AFRICA 10 SEPTEMBER 2013 01:28
In a political playing field as contested and filled with as many agendas and subtexts as our own, there is very little we agree on. So, the things we do agree on need to be protected. And the one thing everyone agrees is a Very Good Thing is our Constitution. It’s the founding document, the basis of our liberty and all that stuff. But, as we know, it’s also like the old joke about the Professional Soccer League fixture list. It’s a starting point for negotiations. So, when one someone involved in actually drawing up the document accuses us of having “a false common wisdom”, it’s time to sit up and take notice. By STEPHEN GROOTES.