Venue: Wallenberg Centre / Stias (10 Marais Street, Stellenbosch)
08h00 – 09h15 Registration
09h15 – 09h30 Welcome
09h30 – 10h00 Keynote Address: Chief Justice of South Africa, Mogoeng Mogoeng
10h00 – 11h00 Constitutional Democracy in South Africa: How has it fared after 25 years?

  • Thuli Madonsela, previous Public Protector of South Africa (SA)
  • Thandeka Gqubule (SA)
  • Wim Trengove SC (SA)

Craig Watt-Pringle SC (SA) (Chair)

11h00 – 11h30 Morning coffee
11h30 – 13h00 Choosing the Judges: The Controversy Continues

  • Lord Neuberger, Past President of the Supreme Court (E&W)
  • Liam McCollum QC (NI)
  • Calum MacNeill QC (Scot)

Justice David Barniville (RI) (Chair)

13h00 – 14h00 Lunch
14h00 – 15h15 Separation of Powers: Can Judges (and umbuds) overreach?  A comparison of experiences.

  • Justice Malcolm Wallis (SA)
  • Justice Adrian Colton (NI)

Gordon Jackson QC (Scot) (Chair)

15h15 – 15h45 Afternoon tea
15h45 – 16h30 Will Rexit follow Brexit? Is there an African case for leaving the Treaty of Rome?

  • Murdo MacLeod QC (Scot)
  • Judge Dennis Davis (SA)

Justice Glenn Martin (Aus) (Chair)

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