The Claude Leon Foundation



The Wits Justice Project (WJP) is a project of the Journalism Department of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg (Wits).


Started in 2008, the WJP aims to combine journalism, advocacy, law and education to make the criminal justice system in South Africa work better for all. In its work, WJP brings together investigative reporting and advocacy. This innovative and exploratory work is at the cutting edge of activist, public-service journalism and the WJP is enabled to conduct its investigations and advocacy activities with the assistance of the Claude Leon Foundation.


WJP journalists are encouraged to tackle human rights issues and make use not just of publication, but of the courts and partnerships with activists, NGOs, human rights and legal organizations, working together towards an improved criminal justice system for all. 


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