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Social Justice in South Africa: Leveraging the Sustainable Development Goals and the Global Human Rights Agenda to Advance Social Justice

The Chair in Social Justice is proud to present the Report of the Inaugural Social Justice Summit and International Conference, edited by Professor Thuli Madonsela and Marna Lourens.

This report summarises the deliberations and outcomes of the Social Justice Summit and International Conference that took place from 29 - 31 August 2019 in Stellenbosch. Hosted by the Law Trust Chair in Social Justice, Stellenbosch University, the summit and conference brought together a strategic mix of national and international academics, policymakers and civil society voices who shared ideas on challenges and strategies for advancing social justice as a national and global imperative. Under the overarching theme, Leveraging the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Global Human Rights Agenda to Advance Social Justice, the participants explored avenues available to address social injustices globally. The golden thread that runs through this report is the quest to coordinate and facilitate alliances for advancing social justice while leveraging opportunities presented by the SDGs, national constitutions and development plans in national and international contexts.

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By Chair in Social Justice
Published 25 August 2022


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About the Chair:

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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