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Deputy Minister Jeffery to deliver an address at the opening of the 6th National Schools Moot Court Competition

04 October 2016

The Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Mr John Jeffery will deliver a keynote address at the opening of the 6th National Schools Moot Court Competition for high schools at TuksSports High School, Hatfield Pretoria on Thursday 06 October 2016.  

The competition aims to create awareness of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. As the country celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Constitution, the competition provides an opportunity for secondary school learners to develop their research, writing and oral advocacy skills as they endeavour to understand how the rights enshrined in our Constitution are applied in lived experiences. This competition aims to celebrate our Constitution, our rights and our duties, and strives to free the potential of each learner participating in this Moot Competition.

The competition is a partnership between the University of Pretoria, the University of Venda, the Department of Basic Education, the Law Society of South Africa and the Foundation for Human Rights. The final round of the competition will be presided over by Constitutional Court judges and legal experts.

Members of the media are invited as follows:
Venue:           TuksSports High School, 0186 Farmers Folly Road, Hatfield Pretoria, GPS co-ordinates:25°45'10.4"S 28°15'03.4"E Date:              Thursday, 06 October 2016
Time:             08H30

Final session
Venue:           Constitutional Court, Johannesburg
Date:              Sunday, 09 October 2016
Time:             10H00

For media confirmations contact: Solly Kganyago 083 499 8243 or  OR Junior Kotu 079 1929194 or

Issued by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

Mthunzi Mhaga
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services