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

The 4th International Conference on Social Justice and the 5th Social Justice Summit


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Registration closes 6 October 2023 at 23:59 SAST.

The International Conference on Social Justice is 11 October 2023 from 08:00-20:00.

The Social Justice Summit is 12 October 2023 from 08:00-17:30.

Concept note

The International Conference on Social Justice is in its fourth iteration. This year's theme is the role of business and civil society in advancing social justice. Previous years’ themes were: Leveraging the Sustainable Development Goals and the Global Human Rights Agenda to Advance Social Justice (2019); Law, Policy and Social Justice: Taking Economic Equality Seriously (2021) and Restitution (2022) This global platform seeks to bring together social justice researchers and other stakeholders to advance social justice and mobilise South Africa and the international community to accelerate progress on ending poverty and inequality in pursuit of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It also seeks to deepen social justice scholarship and integration of social justice perspectives in all policy processes and academic pursuits. The outcomes of the conference will also contribute to accelerated implementation of South Africa’s Musa Plan for Social Justice (M-Plan) while catalysing effective pursuit of and accelerated progress on SDGs, in the African continent.

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Presenter resources

The call for abstracts is now closed. Please note the following important dates:

  • Deadline for submission of PowerPoint Presentations to 09 October 2023
  • Deadline for submission of the draft paper: 11 October 2023
  • Deadline for submission of the final paper: 15 November 2023
  • Deadline for review and approval of the final paper by the Organising Committee: 30 November 2023

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We're pleased to announce the programme directors:

Basetsana Kumalo

Board Leader, Chairperson, CEO, Entrepreneur, Author, Director, TV Producer, Investor and Philanthropist

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Songezo Mabece

Lawyer with specialisations in legal advisory and research, public policy, and regulatory work

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Summit and conference outputs

Previous conferences and summits

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

Contact us

Please contact the conference and summit organiser, Fanelesibonge Ndebele, with any queries.

+27(0) 21 808 9734

Centre for Social Justice, Stellenbosch University, Old Main Building, Cnr of Ryneveld and Victoria Streets, Matieland, 7602

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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