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Equal Education announces national People’s Summit for Quality Education: an invitation to the people of South Africa

Apr 30, 2011 No Comments ›› David

Equal Education is very excited to announce that we will be hosting The People’s Summit for Quality Education over June 25-27 this year! This national event will open formally in Khayelitsha and be held at the University of Cape Town. www.educationsummit.org.za summit@equaleducation.org.za 021 387 0022 / 072 345 6775 The People’s Summit for Quality Education will be ...

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Press freedom is a pillar of democracy.Independent media is essential for transparency and the attainment of equality. It must be defended by all of us.

Aug 24, 2010 No Comments ›› jskdezign

WE are organisations that campaign for social justice. The success of our work is dependent on respect for the Constitution, especially the Bill of Rights. The right to free expression and freedom of the press and other media are essential components of democracy. That is why they are contained in the Bill of Rights. They are among ...

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DoJCD makes moves towards compulsory community service for law graduates

May 7, 2010 No Comments ›› Dmitri Holtzman

May 6, 2010 1:34 PM | By Sapa http://www.timeslive.co.za/business/article436409.ece/Legal-service-bill-gets-cabinet-nod The Legal Practice Bill which, among other things, aims to introduce community service for young law graduates, has been approved for submission to Parliament by Cabinet. Themba Maseko Lawyers to work for community However, it is not certain whether newly-qualified lawyers will be paid for such service or not. Briefing the media ...

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Law graduates ‘barely able to read’

Mar 4, 2010 No Comments ›› jskdezign

Artice from www.thetimeslive.co.za/local/article321310.ece Some of South Africa's law graduates have been so badly educated that they can barely count, operate a computer, or read and write in English. That's what some experts said in support of an investigation by the Council on Higher Education on the effectiveness of the Bachelor of Law degree which, they say, does ...

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Advocate Menzi Simelani makes his first public appearance…

Feb 25, 2010 No Comments ›› Yana Van Leeve

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Man who let Zuma off ‘asked’ to be judge

Feb 19, 2010 No Comments ›› Dmitri Holtzman

Published: 2010/02/ WYNDHAM HARTLEY CAPE TOWN — The man who dropped fraud and corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma asked Justice Minister Jeff Radebe to find him a job as an acting judge. Radebe admitted yesterday this prompted him to investigate if any acting appointments were available. His astonishing revelation follows objections by the General Council ...

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Legal Plagiarism

Feb 1, 2010 No Comments ›› jskdezign

Posted 19 April, 2009 - 06:00 by Moss M Matheolane 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. Some believe this strengthens the chances of opposition parties in their ...

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A Threat to the Constitution

Feb 1, 2010 No Comments ›› jskdezign

Posted 18 April, 2009 - 09:00 by Moss M Matheolane 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". The Mail & Guardian understands that a letter ...

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Obstacles to Asylum: Observations of the Refugee Reception Center in Nyanga

Feb 1, 2010 No Comments ›› jskdezign

Posted 19 January, 2009 - 12:19 by Dmitri Hess 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. The students asked those ...

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UWC Debate: Youth League, politicians get a hammering

Feb 1, 2010 No Comments ›› jskdezign

Posted 19 December, 2008 - 18:36 by Anonymous By Esther Lewis 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 ...

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