Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng will on deliver the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on Saturday 23 November 2019 at the University of Johannesburg, Soweto.

The theme of this year’s lecture will be ‘ constitutionalism as an instrument of transformation’.

The Nelson Mandela foundation has highlighted that the Chief Justice Mogoeng is ideally positioned to speak to this theme. As head of South Africa’s judiciary since 2011, he has guided it courageously through the dangerous era of state capture and has insisted throughout that the Constitution be turned into a lived reality for all who live in the country.

The Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture is a unique platform to drive debate on critical social issues. Since its inauguration by Nelson Mandela in 2003, the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture has been privileged to host as speakers the following global thought leaders and change-makers:

Presidents Bill Clinton, Thabo Mbeki, Barack Obama, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Mary Robinson and Michelle Bachelet;

Nobel Laureates Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Mohammed Yunus and the late Kofi Annan and Wangari Maathai; Dr Mo Ibrahim; Mr Bill Gates; United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed; and Professors Ariel Dorfman, Thomas Piketty and Dr. Ismail Serageldin.