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Monday, 17 May 2021
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
South Africa set to appoint a new chief justice

By October, South Africa’s Chief Justice, Mogoeng Mogoeng, will have finished his 12-year term at the helm of the Constitutional Court. How will his successor be selected, and what qualities are needed by the holder of this high office?  Emeritus Professor Hugh Corder writes about the high stakes involved in selection.

Publication Date:
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 - 12:45
Access to justice and online courts

The Faculty's Democratic Governance &Rights Unit (DGRU) held a panel discussion on this topic on Weds 7 April, in partnership with the Hanns Seidel Foundation. Judges and advocates discussed the advantages and challenges of South African courts moving to virtual hearings while problems with internet access and data costs continue to create an unequal terrain. In addition, the DGRU launched its new training video on conducting online court hearings.

Publication Date:
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 - 10:00
Professor Christof Heyns - In Memoriam

The Faculty is deeply saddened by the passing of Professor Christof Heyns on 28 March 2021.  

Publication Date:
Tue, 30 Mar 2021 - 07:30