On 27 April 2021, the President announced to the nation that the country will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Constitution. This follows Cabinet’s approval of the commemorative programme led by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development. Government as a whole, as well as civil society and communities at large will take the opportunity and collaborate to mark the occasion.
The commemoration of the anniversary will also be used to promote a common vision for unity in diversity, and strengthen the culture of respect for human rights and the rule of law in South Africa.
South Africa’s Constitution is one of the most internationally acclaimed constitutions in the world. It is widely acknowledged not only as one of the most progressive constitutions, but also as a transformative constitution with its primary concern being to facilitate change in political, economic and social relations in South Africa.
Government as a whole and civil society including the communities at large should be encouraged to take the opportunity and collaborate to mark the occasion.
Western Cape Provincial Constitutional Rights Conference 2022 celebrating the 25 Year Anniversary, 08 Feb 2022
The conference is organised by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development under the theme, “The supremacy of the Constitution: reflecting on the role of the Judiciary after 25 years of Constitutionalism”. It seeks to provide a platform to engage and reflect on the role of the Judiciary in protecting and upholding the Rule of Law, the Constitution as a tool for addressing socio-economic challenges and building Social Cohesion and Unity of our Society and Nation.
Webinar on Celebrating 25 years since the South African Constitution became law, 04 February 2022 from 09h00-12h15 via Zoom.
The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Mr Ronald Lamola, hosted a webinar to mark the 25th anniversary of the Constitution being signed into law on 10 December 2021 via ZOOM. The webinar also marked the International Human Rights Day on Friday, 10 December 2021. The theme for the webinar was “The Constitution as catalyst for achievement of Equality.”
This webinar was graced by the participation of amongst others, the former Constitutional Court Judge Albie Sachs, Mr Sello Hatang from the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Ms Abigail Noko from the Office of the High Commission for Human Rights, Ms Steve Letsike from Chapter 2 and Adv Bongani Majola from the South African Human Rights Commission.