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Media Advisory: SAHRC Eastern Cape to conduct a Moot Court Workshop in the Mdantsane BCM Cluster

09 May 2023

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission in Eastern Cape working in partnership with the Eastern Cape Education Department and Fort Hare University will conduct a workshop for schools in the Mdantsane BCM District in preparation for the moot court competition essay rounds.

The National Schools Moot Court Programme (NSMCP) is an annual moot court competition aimed at creating greater consciousness and understanding in South African schools and communities about the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa and the values embodied by it through the active participation of learners in a moot court competition.

The NSMCP comprises of a hypothetical legal scenario wherein multiple questions on human rights issues are highlighted. The learners have to argue opposing views based on the hypothetical case provided using national, regional, international and where applicable foreign legal instruments.

The workshop will take place as follows:

Date: 10th of May 2022
Time:  12H00 – 16H00
Venue: Philemon Ngcelwane High School, BCM District

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For further information, contact the SAHRC Provincial Manager, Dr Eileen Carter @ 043 722 7828/072 638 9016 or email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Advocacy and Research Officer, Zukiswa N Mqakanya @ 043 722 7828 or email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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