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Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Mr Ronald Lamola, hosted a webinar to mark the 25th anniversary of the Constitution, to be observed under the theme: “Deepening Constitutionalism, Respect for Rule of Law and the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights”, on 30 July 2021, from 09h00-12h15 via Zoom.

View the webinar on our YouTube channel.


NSP GBVF PILLAR 3 WEBINAR: Cyberbullying, Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, 29 Jul 2021

Date: 29 July 2021
Time: 14h00-16h00

Target group: Criminal Justice Stakeholders
Moderator: Dr Linda Naidoo (UNODC)
Speakers: Prof Susan Kreston & RCP Jakkie Wessels
Platform: MS Teams: Click here to join the meeting


Mandela Month: Justice services and advice in legal matters, 22 Jul 2021
In the spirit of serving as part of Mandela Month, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development & Legal Aid SA are partnering with local community radio stations to engage you on justice services and advice in legal matters.

Please phone in to speak to Deputy Minister John Jeffery and experts from the Department and Legal Aid SA.

DATE: Thursday, 22 JULY 2021 from 18h05-19h05
Tune into your local community radio station. Phone-in number: 0800 142 446


Webinar: 25 YEARS OF THE CONSTITUTION: THE HIGHS AND LOWS

The Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Mr John Jeffery, MP, invites you to a panel discussion under the theme: “25 YEARS OF THE CONSTITUTION: THE HIGHS AND LOWS”.
The discussion takes place as part of South Africa’s celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Constitution, and this particular session is convened as part of the DoJ&CD’s Nelson Mandela Month activities.

DATE: Thursday, 22 July 2021
TIME: 14h00
VENUE: Zoom platform

View the “25 YEARS OF THE CONSTITUTION: THE HIGHS AND LOWS” webinar transcript [PDF].

View the video on our YouTube Channel.

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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