Africa Day Commemoration

Legal Resources Centre (LRC)

The Legal Resources Centre (LRC) is a human rights organisation in South Africa. The organisation uses the law as an instrument of justice for the vulnerable and marginalised, including poor, homeless, and landless people and communities who suffer discrimination by reason of race, class, gender, disability or by reason of social, economic, and historical circumstances.

The LRC is hosting a panel discussion on Africa Day Commemoration on 24 May 2012 in Johannesburg.

The event aims to raise awareness of the key challenges faced by the continent, opportunities for knowledge transfer between the different African states and to celebrate our diversity.

Migration within the continent is an issue that offers both opportunities and challenges. With migration flowing mainly from other parts of the continent down towards the south to the new beacon destinations of South Africa and Botswana, many migration experts see Africa becoming a migration super-region. It is in this light that we have put together a panel of experts and activists to share their professional and personal experiences and insight on the issue as well as highlight ways to take action.

Adv. Lawrence Mushwana, chairperson of the South African Human Rights Commission, will serve as the chair and moderator of the panel discussion.

Panel participants:

  • Braam Hanekom, Director, People Against Suffering, Oppression and Poverty;
  • Prof Loren B Landau, Director, African Centre for Migration and Society, University of Witwatersrand;
  • Stella Mkiliwane, Director, Refugees Ministries Centre;
  • Bishop Paul Verryn (to be confirmed), Central Methodist Church, Johannesburg.

Time: 17h00 for 17h30

RSVP:  Moleshiwe Magana, Tel: 011 838 6601, E-mail:

You are welcome to join the panel and other guests for refreshments and a networking opportunity after the discussion.

Enquiries: Moleshiwe Magana, Tel: 011 838 6601, E-mail:

For more about the Legal Resources Centre, refer to

Event Start Date: 
Thursday, 24 May, 2012
Event Venue: 
Webber Wentzel Offices, 10 Fricker Rd, Illovo, Johannesburg.

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