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National Wills Week

This year National Wills Week will take place from 16-20 September 2024 and Legal Practitioners will be called upon to provide free legal advice and free drafting of wills.

It is important that practitioners understand the challenges relating to the non–recognition of relationships and the challenges faced by communities during COVID-19 and how it impacts on succession and estate planning.

Discussion about Wills Week 2023, with Ms Ntabiseng Masina, Deputy Master Johannesburg, on the WITS Citizen Justice Network Social Justice Podcast, 14 Sep 2023 [09:02min].


A discussion about National Will Week 2023 on IKHWEZI, Umhlobo Wenene FM, 14 Sep 2023 [29:54min].


Visit the Legal Aid SA website for more information on this year's Wills Week.


Moot Court

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, in collaboration with the University of Pretoria and the Foundation of Human Rights, annually hosts, the National Schools Moot Court Competition. The objective of Moot Court Competition is mainly to persuade school children to understand the Constitution and its values and to establish a continuous Human Rights learning programme through education and information. Thus, enhancing respect for the primacy of the Human Rights.


Human Rights National Conference, 18-20 Mar 2024

National Conference on Human Rights in South Africa, 18-20 March 2024.

In 2024, South Africa celebrates 30 years of Constitutional Democracy and Human Rights. As we reflect on this significant milestone, Minister Ronald Lamola and the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development convened the National Conference to assess the progress and chart a way forward in advancing human rights since 1994. Held under the theme: “Three Decades of Respect for and Promotion of Human Rights”.

ICJS National Conference, 27-29 Feb 2024

National Conference on the Integrated Criminal Justice System and the Review of the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No.51 of 1977), 27-29 February 2024.

The theme for the conference was 'Strengthening the Integrated Criminal Justice System to keep our people safe and secure".

GBV and Femicide Summit

National Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Femicide Summit

In his speech on the occasion of the National Women’s Day 2018, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that a National Summit on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Femicide would be held between government and civil society to jointly determine a roadmap to end the scourge of gender-based violence and killings of women and girls in our country.

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