President Ramaphosa addresses National Conference on the Constitution

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President Cyril Ramaphosa. PHOTO: SA Gov News Twitter

The three-day National Conference on the Constitution has kicked off today as President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the keynote address this morning at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Gauteng, under the theme “Reflections on the Constitution: Rule of law, accountability, social and economic justice.”

According to the Presidency, the conference allows the “nation to reflect and engage in dialogue on the past 25 years of the Constitution, nation building, gender equality, youth economic empowerment, service delivery, and social stability, to chart a way forward that builds on the gains of democracy.”

According to the Presidency, some of the focus areas in the programme may include: 

  • Transforming and building an independent and resilient judiciary;
  • Transforming and growing the economy as a constitutional imperative;
  • Progress on land reform: restitution and distribution;
  • Governance and electoral reform;
  • Effectiveness of constitutional and independent statutory bodies in strengthening constitutional democracy.

Prominent figures of South African society, including academics, members of legislatures, constitutional, and independent statutory bodies, mayors, political parties, youth, students, business leaders, religious leaders, representatives of the legal fraternity, traditional leaders, media, and others will be in attendance.

Compiled by Gypseenia Lion