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By Ian McDougall, President of the LexisNexis Rule of Law Foundation
Last summer, the LexisNexis Rule of Law Foundation (LNROLF) launched the inaugural Rule of Law Challenge contest which provided employees across RELX with the opportunity to get their rule of law ideas supported by the Foundation. Almost 50 employees from across RELX responded with insightful and impressive ideas!
Today we are proud to announce that George Findlay, Account Manager, in Financial Services in the LexisNexis South Africa office in Johannesburg is the 2020 Challenge winner. George is the recipient of $50,000 to fund his initiative, the LexisNexis Property Rights Kiosk!
The LexisNexis Property Rights Kiosk project will help raise awareness of property laws and land rights resources in South Africa. This mission is important because when people understand their property rights, they gain the ability to borrow against their property, sell it, and pass on property. Ensuring that property transactions are properly dealt with ensures the security of tenure for generations to come.
George will be working with LexisNexis Rule of Law Foundation to develop and launch the mobile unit. Volunteers will accompany the unit to provide accurate property data, legal advice, and guidance on property transactions in South African communities.
Special thanks to our 2020 Rule of Law Challenge judges: Kermit Lowery, Videsha Proothveerajh, Gaythri Raman, Femi Richards, and Hervé Sedky.