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SA Constitution already playing a key role in addressing injustices of the past: Madonsela - SABCNews

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Stellenbosch University’s Law Trust Chair, Professor Thuli Madonsela, says South Africa and the United States can help set the gold standard in promoting a socially just country, through leaders in each of their societies.

She was speaking (virtual) during the university’s second annual Social Justice Lecture.

Madonsela says South Africa’s Constitution, which anti-Apartheid leaders like Nelson Mandela fought for, is already playing a key role in addressing injustices of the past.

“That gold standard of Mandela. We already have a Constitution that says this Constitution is the basis for healing the divisions of the past and establishes a society based on democratic values, social justice and fundamental human rights.”

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By Chair in Social Justice team
Published 26 March 2021

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Professor Thulisile “Thuli” Madonsela, an advocate of the High Court of South Africa, is the law trust chair in social justice and a law professor at the University of Stellenbosch, where she conducts and coordinates social justice research and teaches constitutional and administrative law.

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