SA Constitution NPR's Ann Cooper reports from Johannesburg that South Africa's highest court today approved the country's new, post-apartheid constitution. The document is one of the most liberal in the world; besides guaranteeing racial and gender equality, it outlaws capital punishment and protects gay rights. The Inkatha Freedom Party, the rival to the ruling African National Congress, criticized the constitution on the grounds that it grants too much power to the central government.

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NPR's Ann Cooper reports from Johannesburg that South Africa's highest court today approved the country's new, post-apartheid constitution. The document is one of the most liberal in the world; besides guaranteeing racial and gender equality, it outlaws capital punishment and protects gay rights. The Inkatha Freedom Party, the rival to the ruling African National Congress, criticized the constitution on the grounds that it grants too much power to the central government.