List of judgments of the Constitutional Court of South Africa delivered in 1997
The table below lists the judgments of the Constitutional Court of South Africa delivered in 1997.
|Judgments of the Constitutional Court|
of South Africa
The members of the court at the start of 1997 were President Arthur Chaskalson and judges Lourens Ackermann, John Didcott, Richard Goldstone, Johann Kriegler, Pius Langa, Tholie Madala, Yvonne Mokgoro, Kate O'Regan and Albie Sachs. One seat was vacant, as at the end of 1996 Deputy President Ismail Mahomed was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeal. In August 1997 Justice Langa was elevated to the post of Deputy President. A new judge to fill the open seat was not appointed until 1998.
|Citation||Case name||Heard||Decided||Majority author|
| ZACC 1||Fraser v Children's Court, Pretoria North and Others||12 September 1996||5 February 1997||Mahomed|
| ZACC 2||S v Coetzee and Others||19 March 1996||6 March 1997||Langa|
| ZACC 3||Motsepe v Commissioner for Inland Revenue||4 March 1997||27 March 1997||Ackermann|
| ZACC 4||President of the Republic of South Africa and Another v Hugo||12 November 1996||18 April 1997||Goldstone|
| ZACC 5||Prinsloo v Van der Linde and Another||7 November 1996||18 April 1997||Ackermann, O'Regan and Sachs|
| ZACC 6||Fose v Minister of Safety and Security||10 September 1996||5 June 1997||Ackermann|
| ZACC 7||Minister of Justice v Ntuli||22 May 1997||5 June 1997||Chaskalson|
| ZACC 8||Certification of the Constitution of the Western Cape, 1997||14–15 May 1997||2 September 1997||The Court|
| ZACC 9||Parbhoo and Others v Getz NO and Another||18 September 1997||Ackermann|
| ZACC 10||S v Pennington and Another||21 August 1997||18 September 1997||Chaskalson|
| ZACC 11||S v Lawrence; S v Negal; S v Solberg||6 May 1997||6 October 1997||Chaskalson|
| ZACC 12||Harksen v Lane NO and Others||26 August 1997||7 October 1997||Goldstone|
| ZACC 13||Hekpoort Environmental Preservation Society and Another v Minister of Land Affairs and Others||8 October 1997||Ackermann|
| ZACC 14||S v Ntsele||14 October 1997||Kriegler|
| ZACC 15||Certification of the Amended Text of the Constitution of the Western Cape, 1997||18 November 1997||18 November 1997||The Court|
| ZACC 16||Larbi-Odam and Others v MEC for Education (North-West Province) and Another||27 May 1997||26 November 1997||Mokgoro|
| ZACC 17||Soobramoney v Minister of Health, KwaZulu-Natal||11 November 1997||27 November 1997||Chaskalson|
| ZACC 18||Sanderson v Attorney-General, Eastern Cape||2 September 1997||2 December 1997||Kriegler|
| ZACC 19||East Zulu Motors (Pty) Ltd v Empangeni/Ngwelezane Transitional Local Council and Others||20 May 1997||4 December 1997||Madala|
- "Overview of the judgments of the Constitutional Court of South Africa since 1994 to 2005" (PDF). June 2011. Retrieved 29 November 2011.
- "1997 South Africa: Constitutional Court Decisions". SAFLII. Retrieved 22 January 2011.