PILG 2012 a great success!

PILG 2012 was successfully held on 11-13 July 2012. We boasted significantly higher attendance than 2011 and a notable quality of panels and speakers. Best of all – its not over yet. PILG 2012 will form the bases for discussions on PILG 2013 to be held around the same time next year. A sincere thank you to the PILG Committee, as well as all our fantastic panellists and speakers, our participants and our students, […]

Wits Justice Project Event

The Wits Justice Project will be hosting a panel this afternoon on how a non-legal NGO uses advocacy and partnerships to assist remand detainees unable to access legal services. They will also very generously be hosting a small networking event after the talk, at aground 17h15, in the Chalsty Cenre foyer. Come celebrate the end of a long week, and a fantastic PILG2012!

PILG 2012 underway!

PILG has kicked off with a bang, after a terrific plenary session with Justice Kriegler, Siphiwe Segodi and Professor Stu Woolman. It in

Plenary Announced: A critical evaluation of the SATAWU judgment

PILG 2012 is delighted to announce that our plenary session will be a critical debate exploring a current public interest law case from the perspectives of a variety of affected and interested persons to explore the decision’s relevance to the public interest law community in South Africa. The Public Interest Law Gathering 2012 will address the decision handed down in the Constitutional Court in South African Transport and Allied Workers […]

Students and the legal profession: what is the future looking like?

A new story is creating a stir in social media, as a result of the Law Society issuing a statement that they are considering revamping the current four-year LLB degree to be replaced by a postgraduate degree. They are considering this as there are opinions circulating that the four-year LLB does not properly equip law students, with Nic Swart of the Law Society stating: “We often find the students have […]

Cocktail Event

Secrecy Bill Hearings Resume: national security emphasised

Hearings on the Secrecy Bill continued in the National Council of Provinces today, with Dennis Dlomo, the Acting Director of the State Security Agency, presenting submissions. An interesting comment to arise has been the staunch resistance of the Agency to take out the Promotion of Access to Information Act override as protection is allegedly more important than access (as per quotes coming from the session currently). This speaks more broadly […]

Murray painting rated 16 by the FPB

In yet another articulation of the drama surrounding “The Spear”, the Film and Publications Board has rated the painting as not being suitable for persons under the age of 16 years of age. The FPB was quoted by News24 as saying: “The FPB therefore presents to you that a classification rating of ’16N’ has been decided upon by the classification committee for the artwork by Brett Murray titled The Spear.” […]