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Minister Masutha to brief the Media on the release of Constitutional Justice Project Report

01 November 2017

The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Adv Michael Masutha will release the final report on the assessment of the impact of the decisions of the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal which was presented to Cabinet recently.

The assessment, which evaluates the impact of constitutional jurisprudence on society as a whole – was commissioned by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development and was undertaken jointly by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the University of Fort Hare.

The assessment attests to the pivotal role that the courts play in redressing the inequalities entrenched by colonialism and apartheid through their progressive interpretation of socio-economic rights. The lessons drawn from the report will assist government as whole in the achieving its goals of reversing inequality and poverty, and building a capable State as espoused in the National Development Plan Vision, 2030.

Members of the media are invited as follows:
Date: 03 November 2017
Time: 09h00
Venue: Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Francis Baard Street in Pretoria (Hatfield)
Please note there will be an audio-visual link to Parliament Imbizo Centre.

For media confirmations contact Mr Kgomotso Makinta on 073 281 9661/ Kmakinta@justice.gov.za or Mr. Victor Mateane Phala on 082 465 2469/ Vphala@justice.gov.za.

Issued by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

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