The Centre for Social Justice and Council of Social Justice Champions presents:

The 3rd International Conference on Social Justice and the 4th Social Justice Summit

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Theme: Restitution

The 3rd International Conference on Social Justice and the 4th Social Justice Summit hosted by The Centre for Social Justice at Stellenbosch University will be held at Boschendal Conference Centre in the Western Cape under the theme Restitution.

Conference Date: 11 October 2022, followed by the 4th Annual Summit on Social Justice on 12 October 2022.

Both the Social Justice Conference and Summit will take the form of a hybrid event with the option of attending either online or in-person at the Boschendal Conference Centre close to Stellenbosch in the Western Cape. The registration link and programme will be shared soon.

The Social Justice CONFERENCE (11 October) is an interdisciplinary event aiming to bring together scholars from a wide range of academic fields to deliberate on the theoretical underpinnings of restitution in a social justice context.

The Social Justice SUMMIT (12 October) aims to bring together stakeholders from academia, government, the judiciary, business, civil society, NGOs, and international stakeholders to confer on various aspects of advancing restitution rooted in the principles of social justice.

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Read the framing paper · Read the media release · Read the Boschendal declaration

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Previous conferences and summits

You can watch free recordings of previous summits and conferences on our website.

Concept and themes

Read the Conference concept note Read the Summit concept note

The thematic areas of the Conference and Summit are:

  • Wealth, income and economic justice;
  • Health and well-being, family and social life;
  • Land, housing and spatial equality;
  • Impact of digitisation and innovation on the media, education and epistemology.
  • Public governance, democratic leadership and access to justice.


Download the programme →

Read the framing paper

Keynote Speakers

Vivian Kleynhans, one of the speakers at the Annual Social Justice Summit on 12 October, explains why she is looking forward to participate in the conversation on restitution.

Listen to Writer Diana Ferrus' poem, I have come to take you home: A tribute to Sarah Baartman, be spoken at the conference and summit:

Read the poem · Read background to the poem

Watch now

Experience the conference and summit by watching the playlist below. You can browse all sessions here or watch them below.


See all the event photos here.

About the Chair:

Professor Thulisile “Thuli” Madonsela, an advocate of the High Court of South Africa, heads the Centre for Social Justice and is 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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