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Minister Masutha to deliver a Public Lecture in honour of Dullah Omar at University of the Western Cape

18 August 2015

The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Advocate Michael Masutha, MP, will deliver a Memorial Lecture at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in honour of the late Minister of Justice Dullah Omar on Wednesday, 19 August 2015.

This 10th Dullah Omar Memorial Lecture will coincide with the UWC Community Law Centre’s 25th Anniversary and launch of its new name; Dullah Omar Institute for Constitutional Law, Governance and Human Rights.

Dullah Omar is the struggle stalwart; he was the first Minister of Justice in the new democratic dispensation. He played a major role in ensuring that South Africa is a democratic country with just laws that it is today.

This is part of a series of public lectures that the Minister will embark upon to educate the university students and other stakeholders on issues around Access to Justice and the department’s programmes.

The Media is invited as follows: 

Date: Wednesday, 19 August 2015
Venue: Community Law Centre, UWC, School of Public Health
Time: 14h00

For media confirmations please contact: Andile Tshona on 073 566 3345 or    

Issued by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development  

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