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.
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.
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.
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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