The preparations for the seminar are moving along nicely. All the speakers have been invited and the programme is looking fantastic. We’ve had confirmations from Former Chief Justice Chaskalson, Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke, Wim Trengove, Tjakie Naude, Justice Yacoob, Colin Gonsalves, Justice Cameron, Geoff Budlender and Mark Haywood. It’s all very exciting!!
Constitutional law experts have lashed out at acting prosecuting chief Mokotedi Mpshe for his use of an overturned Hong Kong High Court judgment to support his dropping of the criminal charges against ANC president Jacob Zuma.
A deep sense of unease is brewing in the legal fraternity and beyond after ANC president Jacob Zuma’s comment last week that the Constitutional Court’s authority needs to be “looked at” and that its judges “are almost like God”.
Law students from UWC and UCT, as members of Student Society for Law and Social Justice conducted short and informal interviews, from the 1st – 5th December 2008, with refugees queuing outside the Refugee Reception Centre (hereafter referred to as RRC) in Nyanga.
Activist Zackie Achmat showed no mercy when attacking the ANC Youth League, blasting the leadership as “corrupt”, and Dr Allan Boesak called politicians “selfish and silly”. The pair were guest speakers at the University of the Western Cape’s Student Society for Law and Social Justice’s first debate event on Thursday night. The topic revolved around political changes in the country and the role of students.
Student Awareness Week UCTSWA (UCT Student/Worker Alliance) is a new body aimed at mobilizing students to use their power to support the demands made by UCT workers at their forum. They have planned a series of events to raise consciousness of the treatment of outsourced UCT workers, to promote worker-student dialogue and to introduce themselves to students