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Summit and Conference

The Law Trust Chair in Social Justice at Stellenbosch University will be holding the summit and international conference with the aim of leveraging Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) and the Global Human Rights Agenda to advance Social Justice.

The summit which is free of charge will be held on the 29th of August and the two day conference will take place on the 30th and 31st of August.


29 August 2019: Summit (Free of charge)
The first day is focused on South Africa. A number of key sectors of social injustice will be unpacked, including:

  • Land;
  • Economic inclusion and well-being;
  • Education; Data Analytics;
  • Health;
  • Access to justice and the rule of law; 
  • Peace and Social Cohesion;
  • Climate change and environmental sustainability;
  • Politics and Democracy; and
  • Vulnerable Groups.

The outcome of the summit will be to emerge with a declaration detailing the desired future regarding social justice efforts, a summary of current challenges and a call for action to government, business, society and academia, the judicial system and the global community.

30 & 31 August: Two Day Conference (R900- R1200pp)
The conference aims to address the question: To what extent can academia advance the global Social Justice Agenda?

The conference will also address how best to leverage social justice research that participants are already engaged in, with reference to the SDG’s and the Global Human Rights Agenda.

The Law Trust Chair in Social Justice welcomes submissions for the following categories:

  • Academic papers on social justice research;
  • Poster presentations; Social Justice and
  • SDG’s (Poverty and Inequality) Poetry

Hazendal Wine Estate, Bottelary Rd, Stellenbosch

Social Justice Conference Invitation and Click to secure your seat

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