The Law Trust Chair in Social Justice's

Second Annual Social Justice Summit


All hands on deck to leave no one behind in the post COVID-19 recovery agenda

The aim of this year's summit is to launch the M-Fund which is a crowdfunding initiative to accelerate the advancement of equality and the elimination of poverty in pursuit of SDG 10. Our one-day programme continues on last year's Summit and our speakers look forward to engaging with you online. We invite you to join us as we deepen our understanding of and commitment to social justice.

The Second Annual Social Justice Summit
4 November 2020

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SDG 10 aims to reduce poverty and eradicate inequality. Under the theme “All hands on deck to leave no one behind in the post COVID-19 recovery agenda” our speakers and panellists will unpack the topics below.

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Land and poverty

Economic inclusion and well-being

Education and training

Data analytics and poverty mapping

Health, mental health, and nutrition

Access to justice and the rule of law

Peace and social cohesion

Climate change and environmental sustainability

Politics and democracy

Gender and other excluded groups

Keynote Speakers

We have an exciting array of speakers, including the ones below — and many more. Now that the summit is past, you can read speakers' speeches below.

Pastor At Boshoff

Founder, Christian Revival Church (CRC)

Prof. Wim de Villiers

Rector and Vice-Chancellor, Stellenbosch University

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Dr. Adrian Enthoven

Executive Chairman, Yellowwoods Investment Group

Minister Ronald Lamola

Minister for Justice and Correctional Services, Republic of South Africa

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Archbishop Thabo Makgoba

Archbishop of Cape Town

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Busisiwe Mavuso

Chief Executive Officer, Business Leadership SA

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Kate Robertson

Co-founder, One Young World

Gloria Serobe

Chairperson of the Solidarity Fund and Founder of the Women Investment Portfolio Holdings Limited (WIPHOLD)

Clare Shine

Vice President and Chief Program Officer, Salzburg Global Seminar

Prof. Nicola Smit

Professor of Law and Dean, Faculty of Law, Stellenbosch University

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Partner with us

The M-Fund is a crowdfunding initiative to accelerate the advancement of equality and the elimination of poverty in pursuit of SDG 10. Explore our opportunities for partnership to support the M-Fund and the Second Annual Social Justice Summit.


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Watch now

Experience the summit through the recordings below. You can browse all sessions here.

Press coverage

The 2020 Summit has generated significant coverage in the South African press. Here is a selection of the latest articles:

  1. Thuli Madonsela’s ‘M Plan’ – could it be South Africa’s answer to eradicating poverty and inequality?
    The Daily Maverick, 05/11/2020
  2. 'We need to speak honestly about incompetent state officials' - Prof Adam Habib
    News24, 05/11/2020
  3. The poor don't need handouts, they need empowerment: Madonsela
    TimesLive, 05/11/2020
  4. Law Trust Chair in Social Justice launches plan to eradicate poverty
    Polity, 04/11/2020
  5. Faith and Social Justice
    Cape Argus, 05/11/2020
  6. Madonsela sets her M-Plan in motion
    Sowetan, 05/11/2020
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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