New constitution on the cards for South Sudan

May 1st, 2012

By Nomfundo Manyathi

A delegation of legal practitioners from South Sudan recently visited the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) on a study tour.

South Sudan is currently in the process of drafting a permanent constitution. The South Sudan Law Society (SSLS), in partnership with the Open Society Institute for Eastern Africa, is working on a civil society project aimed at ensuring that the views, concerns and wishes of the citizens of South Sudan are incorporated in the permanent constitution.

The aim of the visit to the LSSA was to learn about the membership of the LSSA and how it is constituted, the role of the LSSA in influencing legislation, how the LSSA protects its members, as well as to learn about the difference between the General Council of the Bar and the LSSA.

Nomfundo Manyathi,

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2012 (May) DR 10.