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SLSJ UKZN PMB Members Unite to fight against racism and to raise funds for cancer!

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PMB Students unite against racism
PMB Students unite against racism

“The only thing that should be separated by colour is laundry.”


SLSJ TUKS teamed up with Weskmans attorneys to hold their first event to bring about awareness surrounding human rights violations




2014 Save the Date





PILG 2013 is organized by the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS), Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), the Legal Resources Centre (LRC), ProBono.Org, Section27, the Socio-economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI), the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), Students for Law and Social Justice (SLSJ) and the University of the Witwatersrand, School of Law.

10 – 12 July 2013

University of the Witwatersrand, School of Law

Some of the topics to be explored will include:

  • Access to Urban Housing, Evictions and Current Strategies
  • Extractive Industries: Advocacy and Litigation
  • Judicial Oversight of Administrative and Pre-Trial Detention
  • Using Regional and International Law and Courts
  • Schools, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence
  • The Legal Practice Bill: Community Service, Pro Bono, Access to Justice and the Ethics of Representation

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Jog for Justice is an initiative SLSJ has adopted as a means to get the average student involved and engaged. Such events are invaluable as a means of bringing people into contact with the organisation and its various goals. A strong profile on campus is necessary for all SLSJ branches to raise awareness and channel people towards a greater understanding of the aforementioned issues.

The jog is an attempt to bridge the gap between the issues SLSJ has taken on board and making these accessible to average students. The jog is like a traditional ‘march’ in that we are not simply jogging but instead are acting to illustrate support for SLSJ’s causes. Thus, while it is not aimed at a single event or issue it is a unified stand by all SLSJ branches against injustices which flow throughout our society.

Moreover SLSJ is committed to raising awareness beyond our campuses and aims to illustrate, through large scale coordinated events, such as Jog for Justice, that students are both unhappy with the status quo and motivated to come together to affect change. Thus through these events, we not only want show our discontent but also make sure there is no mistake about what we are demanding, namely, greater access to justice for all!

See our Facebook page for more info on jogs happening in your area!



Students for Law and Social Justice (SLSJ) began as a seminar based forum, known as The Students Seminar for Law and Social Justice (SSLSJ). The highlight of the SLSJ calendar has been the annual weekend seminar, which has brought together legal activists, academics and leaders of the bench and civil society to share their ideas, concerns and experiences with some 200 students from across the country. Through facilitating discussion and debate, these seminars have stimulated the growth of young lawyers and leaders in South Africa that are committed to furthering human rights, social justice and social transformation.

We have been privileged to have eminent authors, community activists, academics, judges and practitioners from South Africa and abroad attend our seminars.

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The year 2010 saw branches hold regional seminars across the country.

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View our Facebook page for more information on other events, or events taking place at the different branches.