Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, currently the deputy vice-chancellor for research and internationalisation at UCT, has been appointed by Council as the new vice-chancellor of the university with effect from 1 July 2018. Professor Phakeng will take over from Dr Max Price, who has held the position since 2008.
The Law Faculty has a number of academics and staff who write regularly, particularly for online platforms - including their own blogs. These articles contribute important analysis and perspectives on current socio-economic and political issues. For more information and a list of some of these writers, with links to blogs and articles, readers can go to this link.
Scholarship Opportunity for UCT Law Students in 2nd-year undergraduate LLB
The Abe Swersky Scholarship is awarded to a 2nd-year black South African law student enrolled in the 4-year LLB, who has completed a year of law courses and who does not have financial support for their studies. The scholarship covers 75% academic fees for the remainder of the 4-year degree, provided all courses are passed. Applicants must have already shown drive, determination and a passion for the law while also demonstrating that they are community-minded and are interested in Family Law. A good pass in Law of Persons and Family (RDL 1008/9H) is a requirement.
Insights into commercial contracting from South Africa’s informal sector
What happens when African societal norms meet modern commercial practice? From boardrooms in Sandton to the cultural mash-up and the “popular economy” of a South African township, African business people of different ethnicities and world views are contracting on a daily basis.