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Save the date for the Public Interest Law Gathering

- Lee-Anne Bruce

This year's Public Interest Law Gathering will take place virtually on 13 and 14 October 2021

[UPDATE: Registration is now open for PILG 2021– register for Day 1 and Day 2 at

Started in 2011, the Public Interest Law Gathering (PILG) is an annual convening of people and organisations who use law as a tool to advance social justice in South Africa. It provides a platform for public interest law practitioners, community activists, law students, academics and donors to a) reflect on their strategies; b) learn from each other; c) strengthen networks and solidarity; d) renew energy levels; and e) showcase the richness of public interest legal work to law students who may be considering a career in this field.

The theme for PILG 2021 is "Reflections on defending and advancing social justice during the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa".

If you would like to host a panel at PILG, please send a one page concept note to by Wednesday, 1 September 2021. Your concept note should include a 1-2 paragraph description of the panel and list the facilitator and proposed panellists. 

Follow #PILG2021 for more. Information on registration for the event will follow shortly.