The Right to Fair Value, Good Quality and Safe Products – Tackling Defective Consumer Products and Redress for Consumers in Collaboration with the University of Pretoria, South Africa

All pupil advocates complete basic advocacy training as part of their pupillage programme. Attorneys and advocates who have the right of appearance before the high courts of South Africa and who would like to improve their case analysis, witness handling and cross examination techniques would benefit from further training.

To facilitate capacity building, AGA-Africa Programme collaborated with the Pan African Bar Association of South Africa, on an informative workshop titled ‘Intermediate Advocacy Training’ which was held from 13th-15th July 2022.

The workshop brought together practising advocates and attorneys from the Public and Private sectors and was aimed at improving their case analysis, witness handling and cross-examination techniques as well as equipping them with skills on alternative techniques and strategies for the preparation, handling, control and direct and cross-examination of witnesses in trial proceedings.

The workshop was officially opened by Kim Robinson, AGA-Africa Programme Country Coordinator for South Africa with a welcome note by Muzi Sikhakhane, Chairman of the Pan African Bar Association and Victoria Mxenge Group.

The workshop was facilitated by regional and local subject matter experts: Tobara Richardson, Counsel Illinois Attorney General on Social Justice and Equity, Barbra Tsiga, Deputy Commissioner of Police and Director of Legal Services, Steven Budlender SC, Advocate at Victoria Mxenge Group of Advocates, Sha’ista Kazee, National Director, Pius Langa School of Advocacy and Matthew Chaskalson SC, Advocate Victoria Mxenge Group.

The workshop was officially closed by Kim Robinson, AGA-Africa Programme Country Coordinator for South Africa and Sha’ista Kazee, National Director, Pius Langa School of Advocacy.