For three days in July, civil society and interested members of the public will come together to grapple with the contemporary social and political challenges that the public interest legal profession are tackling in South Africa today.
Former President Kgalema Motlanthe will give the keynote address.
The Public Interest Law Gathering is a space of insight, sharing and support for the work undertaken by a number of civil society organisations working in the Southern African region. Panel discussions will feature leaders in their respective fields and notable commentators. There will also be a number of activists and student leaders.
The debates will encompass a wide array of topics including protest rights, the role of law in politics, transformation in the legal sector, violence against women, the criminalisation of poverty, the casualisation of employment, government accountability in the energy and service provision sectors and economic transformation.
Programme details can be accessed via the website: http://publicinterestlawgathering.com/
You can freely attend by registering here: http://www.publicinterestlawgathering.com/pilg-2017-registration/