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Break-away session
Breaks and events
Sight seeing & departure of delegates //
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Wednesday
23/03
Arrival and registration of delegates // 08:00
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Event registration open from 08h00 - 16h00
Thursday
24/03
Registration // 08:00
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Opening Ceremony // 09:00
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Arrival and sitting of His Excellency, President of the Republic of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa
Welcome Address and Opening Remarks // 09:00
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Live performance // 10:00
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Official Opening Address // 10:30
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H.E Cyril Ramaphosa, President of The Republic of South Africa
Refreshment break and group photo // 11:30
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Key note Address // 11:45
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Lunch // 13:00
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State of Human Rights, Rule of Law, Democracy and Governance session // 14:00
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State of the Rule of Law, Democracy and Governance in the SADC Region
Conference Break // 16:00
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Welcome Cocktail: Sponsored by AFSA // 18:00
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Guest of Honor: CHIEF JUSTICE OF SOUTH AFRICA
Friday
25/03
Recap of Day Two // 08:30
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Keynote Speaker // 09:00
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Plenary Response // 09:30
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Regional integration as a tool for guaranteeing Regional stability - Advancing the legal framework and role of the legal profession in facilitating liberalization of cross border trade and services in SADC.
BREAKAWAY SESSION 1: Human Rights & Rule of Law // 10:00
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State of Independence of the Judiciary and Legal Profession in the SADC Region
BREAKAWAY SESSION 2: Corporate & Commercial Law // 10:00
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Raising capital in international markets – the role of the local legal advisor
Tea Break // 11:30
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BREAKAWAY SESSION 1: Human Rights & Rule of Law // 11:45
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Progress in the Domestication and Implementation of the AU Standards on Decriminalization of Petty Offences in SADC – Towards opening up democratic and civic space (Sponsored by OSISA)
BREAKAWAY SESSION 2: Corporate & Commercial Law // 11:45
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Working with international law firms and international business clients - top tips for business development
BREAKAWAY SESSION 3: Practice Management and Contemporary Issues // 11:45
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Building resilient business models for legal practice in the post covid 19 era
Lunch // 13:15
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AGM // 14:00
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BREAKAWAY SESSION 1: Human Rights & Rule of Law // 14:00
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Assessing the Role of Parliaments in Consolidating Democracy and Good Governance in the Post Covid 19 era (Sponsored by UN International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance).
BREAKAWAY SESSION 2: Corporate & Commercial Law // 14:00
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Creation of joint ventures: different forms of international alliances and their benefits
BREAKAWAY ROOM 3: Regional round table // 14:30
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Focus on GBV, Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights – SADC-LA Policy Discussion Paper
Wellness Clinic // 16:00
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Come and interact with your legal life-coach, hear more on how to manage your mental health, organize your personal and professional life to positively turn around the anatomy of stress in your lifestyle.
Closing Gala Dinner // 19:00
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Director of Ceremonies: Felix Hlope – South African Celebrity
Dress: Formal
Lifetime Contribution to the Development of the SADC Region - conferred by President of SADCLA
Recognition of sponsors
Announcing the SADC Women in Law Award Winner 2021
Dinner is served // 20:00
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