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Keynote Speeches

  • View Commentary on former judge Van Dijkhorst's concern about the state of the judiciary as published in the Gauteng Law Council Newsflash 24 April 2009.
     
  • Nóg die strafregstelsel nóg die siviele regstelsel werk behoorlik weens ’n gebrek aan bevoegdheid, toewyding en soms integriteit. So het afgetrede regter Kees van Dijkhorst verlede week by die gradeplegtigheid van regstudente aan die Universiteit van Pretoria (UP) gesê. Klik hier vir die volle artikel wat in Beeld van 20 April verskyn het. 

  • Judge Kees van Dijkhorst addresses Faculty of Law graduates at the first of the two graduation ceremonies of the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, on Friday 17 April 2009. Click here to download the keynote address.
     
  • To download Professor van Eck's inaugural speech as head of the Department of Mercantile Law on 24 March 2009, click here.
     
  • Address by Mr Enver Surty, MP, Minister for Justice and Constitutional Development, during the 1st Prestige Lecture for 2009 of the Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria, on Tuesday, 17 March 2009. Click here to download the address. Click here to view the article about the address which appeared in The Witness, here to view the Cape Times article and here for the article that Beeld published.
     
  •  Judge Lex Mpati, President of the Supreme Court of Appeal, presented a lecture at the University of Pretoria on 29 October 2008. This lecture was the second in a series of prestige lectures to celebrate the centenary of the University of Pretoria. Click here for more information.
     
  • Speech by the Deputy Minister of Education, Mr ME Surty, at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Human Rights Education Award Ceremony, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria on 25 May 2007. Please click here to download and here to view the online version.

  • Deputy Minister Surty's National Assembly Budget Vote speech on 15 May 2008. Please click here to download.

  • Hon. Mninmwa Mahlangu's speech at the opening of the Society of Teachers of Southern Africa Conference at the University of Pretoria on 21 January 2008. Please click here to download.

  • Judge Yvonne Mokgoro's speech at the graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Law on 22 April 2008. Please click here to download.

  • Prof. Kobus van Rooyen's speech at the Alumni Homecoming celebrations in 2008. Please click here to download.

  • Prof. Johan Scott's speech at the Alumni Homecoming celebrations in 2008. Please click here to download the Afrikaans version and here for the English version.

  • Speech by President Mandela on receiving an honorary degree from the University of Pretoria on 4 December 1997. Please click here to download.

  • Address by Chief Justice Ishmail Mahomed accepting the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws at the University of Pretoria on 4 December 1997. Please click here to download.

  • Opening remarks by the South African minister of foreign affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma at the Human Rights Seminar, Pretoria, 26 February 2006. Please click here to download.

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    From left to right: Dr Jorge Taiana, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship of the Republic of Argentina, Min Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Prof Christof Heyns, Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria.