Covid-19 has arrived and it has shown that the world is unequal. The systems we’ve created work only for a few - the justice system being one of them. There is no denying we need a strong injection of hope and optimism during this time. Adv Jackie Nagtegaal, futurist and managing director of Law For All, believes that in order for that to take shape, we need perspectives and ideas that can help us envision the future. To create a new future for the justice system, we need to start thinking about the law in a different way.
“The Covid-19 outbreak has made an already uncertain future that much more frightening. In times like these, we need to call upon our artists, our writers, our poets and lyricists. It is through art that we shape new narratives for the future,” says Nagtegaal.
“Law For All has called on the creatives of the country to help them share the story of the future, to give the people of South Africa something to believe in so that we can start building it.”
Submit this future world of justice creative work in less than 1,000 words. It can be a haiku, poem or piece of prose that reflects a future South Africa where the law belongs to all and where everyone has access to justice. To enter, email your work to az.oc.llarofwal@ecitsuj.