SERI is proud to announce that, as of May 2013, Justice Zak Yacoob has been appointed the Patron of SERI. Justice Yacoob served as a Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa from 1998 to 2013, during which time he wrote a number of groundbreaking judgments for socio-economic rights. These include Grootboom, Olivia Road, Mooiplaats, Skurweplaas. and Motswagae. As Patron of SERI, Justice Yacoob will assist us in starting a public lecture series on socio-economic rights, will be on hand to advise and encourage us in our work, and will disseminate information on socio-economic rights.