01 December 2021
The Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Mr John Jeffery, will deliver the keynote address at a provincial symposium on the Constitution, in Cape Town on Thursday, 02 December 2021.
The rationale for the provincial symposia, which will take place in all nine provinces over the next few months, is to create a platform where representatives of government and civil society, academics, leading experts and Chapter 9 institutions, among others, can reflect on issues which affect constitutionalism and impact our Constitutional democracy. The provincial symposia will culminate in a national symposium in 2022.
Some of the themes to be discussed include the current state of our democracy, nation building, gender equality, social and economic empowerment, as well issues of service delivery and social stability.
The DOJ&CD is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Constitution, which was signed into law by former President Nelson Mandela on 10 December 1996, under the theme: ‘One Constitution, One Nation’.
Members of the media are invited as follows:
Date : 02 – 03 December 2021
Time : 09:00
Venue: Cape Town Lodge Hotel, 101 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town
For media confirmations contact Kgomotso Makinta on 083 631 1986 / Kmakinta@justice.gov.za
Issued by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
Mr. Chrispin Phiri
Spokesperson: Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services
081 781 2261