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Deputy Minister Jeffery to deliver Keynote Address at the Award Ceremony for the Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition

11 September 2015

The Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Mr John Jeffery, MP will deliver a keynote address at the awards ceremony for the Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition on 11 September 2015.
The aim of the competition is to encourage critical legal writing by law students, while generating new ideas for law reform. It also seeks to encourage public dialogue on law reform, human rights and the rule of law. As part of the competition, students submitted essays that were considered by a panel appointed by the South African Law Reform Commission.

Judge Ismail Mahomed was one of the most profound legal minds of our time who contributed immensely to the legal fraternity in our country. He was the first black person to be appointed as a judge in 1991 and went on to become the first black Chief Justice of South Africa in 1997. The competition was inspired by his significant contribution to the legal discourse in South Africa.

The media are invited as follows:

Date: 11 September 2015
Time: 18h30
Venue: Centurion Lake Hotel, Centurion, Pretoria (Gauteng)

For media confirmations contact: Mr. Kgomotso Makinta on 0732819661/  or Mr. Victor Mateane Phala on 082 465 2469 or

Issued by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development  

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