n South African Law Journal - Commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Eastern Cape High Court

Volume 132, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0258-2503
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2177



The Eastern Cape Division of the High Court officially celebrated its sesquicentennial on 26 July 2014, 150 years to the day after the promulgation of the Administration of Justice Act 21 of 1864 (C), which established a superior court for the Eastern Districts of the then Cape Colony, with the status of a local division, to be based in Grahamstown. The 150th Jubilee was commemorated on 28 November 2014 at a special full-bench sitting of the court in Grahamstown. This was followed by a procession down the High Street to the Cathedral of St Michael and St George, where a service of thanksgiving was held. The speeches delivered at the special sitting of this court by representatives of the judiciary, the Eastern Cape Society of Advocates, the Directorate of Public Prosecutions and the Grahamstown Attorneys' Association appear below. (For the speeches commemorating the centenary of the establishment of this division see (1964) 81 SALJ 438.)

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