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  • GBVF Webinar Series: Justice, Safety and Protection, 21 Oct 2020, 14H30 – 16H00 on Microsoft Teams.
    Topic: From the Bench: ‘The Experiences of Presiding over GBVF cases’
    Moderators: Jeanne Bodenstein/Adv Pierre Smith
    Speakers: Ms Jakkie Wessels, Mr Bruce Langa & Regional Court Presidents
    GBVF Webinar Series
  • GBVF Webinar SeriesSACBC Justice and Peace Webinar: 09 Oct 2020, 10h00.
    Topic: The engagement will focus on the sexual offence courts and how to transform the criminal justice system for the benefit of rape victims and victims of domestic violence.
    Guests: Hon. John Jeffery, Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and Bishop Victor Phalana
    To join email: smuyebe@sacbc.org.za
  • Click to join the meeting.GBVF Webinar Series: Justice, Safety and Protection, 8 Oct 2020, 14H00 – 16H00 on Microsoft Teams. Topic: Justice in Conversation on the GBVF Bills
    Panel: Ms Jakkie Wessels, Ms Ntombi Matjila and Adv Praise Kambula
  • Officials join the #JerusalemaDanceChallenge, 30 Sep 2020
  • Click to join the meeting.GBVF Webinar Series: Justice, Safety and Protection, 9 Sep 2020, 15H00 – 16H00 on Microsoft Teams. Applications for Domestic Violence Protection Orders: From the Judiciary Perspective
    Speaker: Mr D Thulare, Chairperson of the Chief Magistrates Forum
  • The South African Board For Sheriffs' Virtual Imbizo, 4 September 2020. Minister Lamola delivered a Keynote Address and was joined by Deputy Minister Jeffery.
  • Top Empowerment Virtual Conference, hosted by Topco Media, where Honourable Minister Ronald Lamola will be delivering a Keynote Speech on the 23rd July at 10H50. [PDF]
  • 1st Anniversary & Launch of the Report of the National Preventive Mechanism. The launch will be held on 20 July 2020, from 11h00 to 13h00 SAST, on the WebEx plaform.
  • SAHRC & NPM Inaugural discussion to mark the International Day in support for Victims of Torture, 26 June 2020.
  • Minister gives a final send off to officials participating in Comrades Marathon, 07 Jun 2019


National Wills Week

This year National Wills Week will take place from 26-30 October 2020 and Legal Practitioners will be called upon to provide free legal advice and free drafting of wills.

It is important that practitioners understand the challenges relating to the non–recognition of relationships and the challenges faced by communities during COVID-19 and how it impacts on succession and estate planning.

GBV and Femicide Summit

National Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Femicide Summit

In his speech on the occasion of the National Women’s Day 2018, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that a National Summit on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Femicide would be held between government and civil society to jointly determine a roadmap to end the scourge of gender-based violence and killings of women and girls in our country.

Moot Court

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, in collaboration with the University of Pretoria and the Foundation of Human Rights, annually hosts, the National Schools Moot Court Competition. The objective of Moot Court Competition is mainly to persuade school children to understand the Constitution and its values and to establish a continuous Human Rights learning programme through education and information. Thus, enhancing respect for the primacy of the Human Rights.

Nelson Mandela Centenary 2018

In celebrating the centenary of Nelson Mandela and in the spirit of creating access to justice for all, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has identified 100 service/access points for the period 16 to 20 July 2018.

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