Category Archives: Other News

07 November 2022 – Our tribute to Sydney Kentridge: A founding trustee, a centurion, a colossus and a dear friend

Superlatives are common in tributes to Sydney Kentridge. He certainly was one of the finest lawyers of his generation. Much has been written about his involvement in some of the most important cases in the legal struggle against the apartheid regime. His courtroom skills and his commitment to justice and the rule of law were […]

15 September 2022 – Justice Yvonne Mokgoro’s speech at the 2022 George Bizos Human Rights Award ceremony

Implementation – therein lies the efficacy of our Constitution With George Bizos having passed on around this time two years ago (9 September 2020), kindly allow me in just a few words, to commence my address with a brief tribute to a gentle but fierce giant in law, a man who, through his commitment and […]

Statement on the passing of Valencia Morrison

Statement on the passing of Valencia Morrison It is with great sadness that we share with you the tragic news of Valencia Morrison’s passing this past Friday afternoon from Covid-19-related complications.  She had been in Makhanda’s Settlers Hospital for 10 days on oxygen. Valencia was born in Makhanda in the Eastern Cape where she attended […]

Statement on World Refugee Day 2018

  20 June 2018 Today we celebrate World Refugee Day, held annually on 20 June by the United Nations Refugee Agency. This day is important because it commemorates the strength, bravery and perseverance of millions of refugees worldwide who have fled their country of origin out of a fear of persecution. The LRC’s Forced Migration […]