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Minister Lamola to address a Gala Dinner hosted by International Association of Women Judges

07 August 2019

The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola, will address a Gala Dinner Hosted by the South African Chapter of the International Association (SACIA) of Women Judges.

Scheduled to be held in White River at the Ingwenyama Resort on Thursday, the Gala Dinner forms part of the SACIA 15th annual conference that will be hosted from 8-9 August in Mbombela in partnership with University of Mpumalanga.

The Conference will be observed under the theme: Women Empowerment: A Shawl and a shield in the fight against sexual and gender violence.

Officially launched on 08 August 2004, the South African Chapter was established following facilitation by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development. The Association consists of magistrates as well as judges and it is mandated to spearhead transformation in the South African judiciary through advancement of women empowerment. The Association empowers women judicial officers through continued education, skills development and mentoring programmes with the department providing financial and secretarial support.

Among other topics to be discussed during the conference are the following: Education and training, women empowerment, the South African Constitution as well as International instruments seeking to afford women and children better protection.

Members of the media are invited to cover the Gala Dinner as follows:
Date: 08 August 2019 (Thursday)
Venue: Ingwenyama Resort, White River
Time: 19:00

For media confirmations contact Lerato Monethi 072 898 0079

Issued by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

Enquiries:
Mr Chrispin Phiri
Spokesperson: Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services
081 781 2261
Mediaenquiries@justice.gov.za