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9th Annual Helen Joseph Memorial Lecture

27 August 2015
17:30 - 00:00

You are cordially invited to attend the 9th Annual Helen Joseph Memorial Lecture

This year’s Speaker is Advocate Vusi Pikoli and he will pose the question:
“Is an independent judiciary a threat to democracy?”

DATE: 27 August 2015

TIME: 17:30 for 18:00

VENUE: University of Johannesburg

Despite the Constitutional protection of judicial independence, the judiciary has been under attack. In this lecture, Adv. Pikoli will explore the meaning of judicial independence and its importance to our democracy.
Coincidentally, Adv. Pikoli’s will deliver the lecture on the same day that the meeting between President Zuma, the Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and the Judges will be taking place to discuss issues of the judiciary being under attack.