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Justice, just like a clock never sleeps and always prevails and walks towards the unquestionable truth. As I reflect back to when we started Social Justice in 2006, we are extremely privileged to share our accomplishments. With all the challenges and growth, I am so excited to say this is our 1st newsletter. We have reached successes and milestones beyond our belief and our mission and vision, and challenges can now be celebrated. Our members come from all walks of life and we have strengthened our bonds that make us a real Social Justice Family. If you think about the words “justice”, “community”… or any word that you feel as truth…then you can connect with us, because we are “So Just”. This newsletter will be the first of hundreds of collective efforts and commitments that define us as Social Justice, a dispute resolution association. Our first newsletter will be a testament of our efforts and unwavering commitment that not only define our success for now but also our future endeavors. I am so pleased to say welcome to our Social Justice family & welcome to our So Just Newsletter. - Laurie Greyventstein

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The Supreme court of appeal recently ruled in the case of Z versus Z , case number 556/2021 that a parent of an adult dependent child do have locus standi in terms of section 6 of the Divorce Act 70 of 1970 to claim maintenance from other parent for and on behalf of adult dependent child of their marriage upon their divorce.

On the breakdown of a marriage or similar relationship it is mostly mothers who become the custodial parent and have to care for the children. This puts an further financial burden on them and suppresses their ability to acquire remunerative employment. Divorced or separated mothers consequently face the double disadvantage of being weighed down in terms of responsibilities and under-resourced in terms of means. Fathers, on the other hand, continue actively employed and usually become economically enriched. Maintenance payments are for that reason essential to relieve this financial burden.

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Mr. Laurie Greyvenstein, t he Director of the Social Justice Foundation and Chairperson of the Social Justice Association of ADR Practitioners (SJA), is pleased to announce that our organizations will be hosting the 5th Annual Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Conference on September 5th and 6th, 2024. This year, we are excited to collaborate with the University of Cape Town Law Faculty for the first time, marking a significant milestone in our efforts to promote ADR practices in the pursuit of social justice.

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The Departments of Justice and Correctional Services and Home Affairs have hit a roadblock in the creation of the new Marriage and Divorce Laws in South Africa – and if it isn’t resolved soon, the country will have a significant legislative mess on its hands.

The Divorce Amendment Bill seeks to amend the Divorce Act of 1997 and provide a legislative framework for Muslim Marriages in South Africa.

The Constitutional Court ruled in June 2022 that the divorce act was unconstitutional as it did not recognise Muslim Marriages.

The ConCourt suspended the constitutional invalidity for 24 months from the date of the order to allow the Cabinet and the President to remedy the issues in the existing legislation.

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About Social Justice NPO (165-067NPO)

Social Justice Association of Mediators is a Non-profit Organisation with its head quarters in Cape Town, incorporated in terms of the laws of the Republic of SA.  It renders a variety of services to members of the public and government departments.  It functions with various cost centres, including the membership organisation structure with a subcommittee as its board for the benefit of its members.  The organisation is managed by its Board of Executive members and co-opted members. 


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General Enquiries: admin@socialjustice.org.za
Landline 021 300 6309
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Tel 064 800 3975


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Social Justice NPO is home to like-minded individuals with a shared vision and mission to address inequalities in society, various social justice issues by promoting access to justice, restoring justice to a deeply divided society, the rendering access to justice through alternative dispute resolution including mediation, restorative justice & peacemaking and the empowering individuals & communities through education and training.