A symposium in honour of retired Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke will be held tomorrow at the University of the Witwatersrand. The symposium will consider a wide range of topics. Stuart Wilson, Tim Fish Hodgson and Jackie Dugard from SERI will all make contributions, titled Dikgang Moseneke, Justice and the Structure of Legal Reasoning, The mysteriously appearing and disappearing doctrine of separation of powers – toward a distinctly South Africa doctrine for a transformative Constitution, and Property Rights in Court: An examination of judicial attempt to make sense of Section 25’s balancing act respectively.

  • Download the full symposium programme here.


After several recent screenings in the United States, SERI's new series of short documentary films, Fighting for a Living, will be screened by Bowmans on 8 December at 17.30. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Stuart Wilson and Nomzamo Zondo on the role of film in human rights struggles.

  • Find out more about the screening here.

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SERI's recently launched series of short films, Fighting for a Living, will be screened this week in Michigan as part of the African Studies Centre at the University of Michigan's event 'Political Subjectivities and Popular Protest'.

The series covers the experiences of SERI clients living and working in Johannesburg's inner city, as well as the aftermath of the Marikana massacre.


SERI has co-convened and attended the Cape Town leg of the annual Urban Land Justice colloquium, hosted by our sister organisation Ndifuna Ukwazi.

Both SERI clients and staff have contributed to a rnage of conversations, ranging from expropriation and informal settlement upgrading to informal trade in cities and what can be done to realise formal court victories substantially on the ground. Today is the final day of the colloquium.

  • Download the event programme here.

SERI's executive director, Stuart Wilson, will this week participate on a panel titled 'Socio-Economic Rights: Lessons of Law and Organizing from South Africa and Beyond'. The panel, which includes Dear Mandela director Dara Kell and colleagues from Law at the Margins, the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative, is being hosted by the Urban Justice Centre in New York and will consider litigation strategies and the role of legal NGOs.

Three of SERI's new short films will also be screened.

  • Read more about the panel and the participants here.

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