Nelson Mandela Foundation

Invitation to cover: 17th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng
Date of release:  8 November 2019
From: Nelson Mandela Foundation

The 17th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture will be delivered at the University of Johannesburg on Saturday 23 November 2019 by South Africa's Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.

The theme which the Chief Justice will speak to is Constitutionalism as an instrument for transformation. The Foundation is mindful of the fact that constitutionalism can be (and has been) utilised as a sophisticated instrument for protecting power, privilege and property. How can it become an instrument for deep and sustainable change? What is meant by justice and equity in 2019 South Africa?

Chief Justice Mogoeng is ideally positioned to speak to this theme. As head of South Africa’s judiciary since 2011, he has guided it courageously through the dangerous era of state capture and has insisted throughout that the Constitution be turned into a lived reality for all who live in the country.

The Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture is a unique platform to drive debate on critical social issues. Since its inauguration by Nelson Mandela in 2003, the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture has been privileged to host as speakers the following global thought leaders and change makers: Presidents Bill Clinton, Thabo Mbeki, Barack Obama, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Mary Robinson and Michelle Bachelet; Nobel Laureates Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Mohammed Yunus and the late Kofi Annan and Wangari Maathai; Dr Mo Ibrahim; Mr Bill Gates; United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed; and Professors Ariel Dorfman, Thomas Piketty and Dr. Ismail Serageldin.

Venue: University of Johannesburg, Soweto Campus, Imbizo Hall
Date of event: Saturday, 23 November
Times: Registration begins at 10h00, please be seated by 13h00

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