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In this Article, I will first discuss some easily overlooked constitutional tools for promoting greater social justice: the procedural provisions of the South African Constitution related to jurisdiction, access, remedies and constitutional interpretation. Following that, I will use three recent Constitutional Court cases to demonstrate the Court's creative (and promising) use of its judicial authority to advance substantive justice. By way of conclusion, I will elaborate on the meaning of these recent developments for the transformative agenda of South Africa and for other nations.


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