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Saturday, 19 June 2021
The Ingonyama Trust - landmark ruling

The Pietermaritzburg High Court declared Friday 11 June that the Ingonyama Trust acted unlawfully and in violation of the Constitution by concluding residential leases with persons who are true owners of the land in terms of Zulu customary law. UCT Law’s Land and Accountability Research Unit played a central role in achieving this ruling.

Publication Date:
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 - 17:15
Commission on racist police violence in the USA

The African lobby behind an independent report on racist police violence in the USA has kickstarted its work. The hard-hitting report was compiled by an international commission of 12 legal experts, among them UCT human rights veteran Emeritus Professor Rashida Manjoo (Department of Public Law).

Publication Date:
Tue, 25 May 2021 - 12:45
Problems in the early childhood development sector

Public Law academic, ECD advocate and UCT Law staff member, Nurina Ally, co-authored a recent op ed on last week's parliamentary hearings on the early childhood development sector. 

Publication Date:
Tue, 25 May 2021 - 11:00
LLB alumnus wins prestigious literary prize

Remy Ngamije, LLB Class of 2013, is the regional winner (Africa) of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize - for his story "Granddaughter of the Octopus".

Publication Date:
Wed, 12 May 2021 - 14:45