Current projects

The Law Trust Chair in Social Justice is anchored in the triple objectives of responsive research, teaching and social impact. The Social Justice M-Plan is the flagship programme of Law Trust the Chair in Social Justice.

The Social Justice Musa Plan (M-Plan)

A social justice accelerator programme. Its theory of change is that poverty and inequality are systems problems and require a systems approach to change.

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Social Justice and COVID-19 Policy and Relief Monitoring Alliance (SCOPRA)

A project to regularly track all COVID-19 policies and relief measures to assess and ensure compliance with the equality duty and related social justice commitments, other human rights obligations and democratic governance dictates.

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Data Analytics

We are strengthening state capacity to leverage data analytics to pass laws and policies that reduce poverty and inequality and to embrace a culture of data based decision-making. The focus is assessing and predicting the likely social justice impact of planned policies, legislation and plans as well as those already in operation.

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Social Justice Café

The aim of the cafés is to engage with young people on social justice issues and human rights-inspired democracy and action for inclusion.

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Everyday Justice

A community education program to develop the capacity of individuals and groups of all ages through their actions, the capacity of communities, to improve their quality of life.

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A campaign to address the plight of historic debt owed to universities by students from poor and working-class families.

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Dear Presidents campaign

A campaign to inspire young people to find and use their voice to shape and lead for democracy that works for them.

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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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