Former UN High Commissioner discusses Constitutional Right to Equality at CUT


Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) recently hosted Judge Navi Pillay as a guest speaker at the Prestige Lecture at the Japie van Lill Auditorium.

The Prestige Lecture is one of the most important events in CUTs calendar. It is a yearly event of prestigious standard to which internationally acclaimed speakers in their respective fields of expertise are invited to engage with the university, partners, and the community at large.

Judge Navi Pillay is among such speakers whom CUT found her commitment to social justice, human peace, and stability in the world relevant to social issues shaping thinking and practices within society.

Her lecture focused on the Constitutional Right to Equality as a theme emanating from transformational challenges facing higher education and the country as whole.  The theme also offered interesting focus for CUT to respond to the national call from HESA and Ministry of Higher Education for the universities to come up with social cohesion programmes within the sector.

Pic: Professor Craig Mahoney, Principal, and Vice-Chancellor at the University of West Scotland; Dr Muthoni Masinde, Head of Department: Information Technology at CUT; Prof. Thandwa Mthembu, Vice-Chancellor, and Principal; Judge Pillay; Prof. Annabel Fossey, Head of Department: Life Sciences; Prof. Mojalefa Ralekhetho, Acting Executive Director: Strategy Execution Unit at CUT; and Prof. Henk de Jager, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academic and Research.