Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Justice Minister launches new programme

By Sasha Forbes
10 December 2008


Today the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development Mr Enver Surty , will launch the Access to Justice and Promotion of Constitutional Rights Programme; Strengthening Civil Society Participation which is a partnership between the Department of Justice, South Africa and the European Union at Orange Farm Multipurpose Centre.

Spokesperson for the Minister of Justice Zolile Nqayi said “the programme is meant to enhance democracy and also to ensure the improvement of attitudes of people. Through the programme we are hoping to visit all communities, especially those that might not often be aware of the rights and resources they have under the legislation.”

The programme is scheduled to begin in April next year and will run for 36 months, followed by the 12 month closure period. The launch will also mark the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the end of the National campaign of 16 days of activism against women and children.

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