Stop the illusory nonsense! Teaching transformative delict

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Peer-Reviewed Research
  • SDG 16
  • Abstract:

    In this article, I provide a few thoughts on what it means to teach law, specifically ‘law of delict’, ‘critically’, as a response to conservative legal culture, which, I believe, currently prevails in South African legal education. By ‘critically’ I mean compliance with broad themes of critical legal theory, especially drawing from Critical Legal Studies (CLS) and its successive theoretical progeny (Feminist Legal Theory, Critical Race Theory and Queer Theory). I will tackle this project from the point of view that Klare’s transformative constitutionalism is mandated by the Constitution, and that this theory is a South African manifestation of critique. Therefore, relying on specific aspects of transformative constitutionalism, I will highlight how we can teach delict in a constitutionally mandated transformative context by employing critical pedagogy.