oa De Rebus - Justice Minister focuses on transformation at Cape Law Society AGM : AGM news
|Article Title||Justice Minister focuses on transformation at Cape Law Society AGM : AGM news|
|© Publisher:||Law Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Dec 2015|
Justice Minister, advocate Michael Masutha, was the keynote speaker at the Cape Law Society annual general meeting (AGM) in Kimberley on 30 October, and he deviated from his written address to deal with the debate around skewed briefing patterns that had dominated the media during the month (see also LSSA news of this issue). He noted: 'Going forward, when I appear as litigant in court proceedings, I shall be represented by black female lawyers who are available and capable of doing so.' He added: 'I believe that white females are still experiencing gender stereotypes and prejudices that marginalise them, and significant social exclusion in various fields of human endeavour, including in this profession. We need to address the challenge of discrimination as it presents itself, whether that be race or gender.'
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