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Saturday, 27 November 2021
Dr Masengu wins prestigious Memorial Award

Congratulations to Dr Tabeth Masengu who has been announced as the first recipient of the Christof Heyns Memorial Thesis Award.

Publication Date:
Sat, 27 Nov 2021 - 07:45
A judicial crisis in South Africa

The Faculty of Law recently hosted a discussion titled "A Judicial Crisis in South Africa?", hosted by Dr Nomfundo Ramalekana in conversation with Professor Zozo Dyani-Mhango of UP Law, and Mbekezeli Benjamin of Judges Matter. The session recording is available if you missed it.

Publication Date:
Tue, 19 Oct 2021 - 17:00
Our next Chief Justice - a critical role

South Africa finds itself at a critical juncture, writes Emeritus Professor Hugh Corder. Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng’s 10-year term has just ended and President Cyril Ramaphosa has belatedly initiated the search for his successor

Publication Date:
Tue, 19 Oct 2021 - 16:45
UCT Law Masters student wins Chinese proficiency competition

A passion for Chinese culture and language is what led Katleho Ntahale (27) - a UCT Law Masters student - to take top honours at a national competition this year, as well as represent the country at a global Chinese proficiency competition recently.

Publication Date:
Fri, 15 Oct 2021 - 16:15