A well attended closing function of the Community/Street Law programme took place on the 3rd of September at Unisa’s Kgorong building at the main campus in Pretoria. The ceremony capped months of presentations in churches, schools, workplaces and even prisons by Unisa’s law students on topics like children’s rights, employment law, maintenance and law of succession.
Guest speaker and Manager of the School for Legal Practice in Pretoria Mrs Ursula Hartzenberg emphasised the need for humility from those with the privilege to lead by sharing the story of UK Prime Minister William Goldstone who insisted on making use of public transport despite his status as minister. Head of the Unisa Law Clinic HC Saayman delivered the keynote address at the event before handing over certificates and gifts to students who took part in the programme in 2013.
Street Law coordinator Calvin Nongongo praised the groups of students who were transported from places like Rustenburg, Nelspruit and Johannesburg for the dedication they showed. Nongongo also recognised the group of students from Polokwane led by Kopano Moloto (pictured, with Mr Saayman on the left and Ms Ursula Hartzenberg on the right) for organising the most workshops this year. The Community/Street Law Programme is set to begin again in the New Year