Rashida Manjoo
Glasgow to honour legal expert on women's rights
Public Law's Rashida Manjoo is to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow in November this year for her work on human rights and social justice.
Where SA law stands on 'naming and shaming'
Naming and shaming is a common tactic among activists, lobby groups and the media. The practice is under the microscope again after a list containing the names of 11 alleged rapists was released at Rhodes University.
UN experts with police at the Lookout Hill in Khayelitsha
UCT hosts UN expert group on city safety
Forty experts in urban safety recently gathered in Cape Town to discuss a draft guide to ensure safer cities in a globalised world.
Pierre de Vos at  St Anne’s Diocesan College
Constitutional truths brought home to KZN learners
Public Law’s Pierre de Vos recently addressed 250 learners from a KZN school as part of the school’s Awareness Week programme, an initiative for the learners organised by the learners.
Caro book launch
Focussing the public interest lens on IP law in Africa
Law Professor Caroline Ncube discussed her first solo book project with colleague Ada Ordor at its recent launch. Ncube described her contribution to the field of intellectual property as “public interest based discussion on Africa from Africa”.


Thursday, 22 February 2018
Public Lecture 1st March 17h30

Professor Angela J. Davis will be visiting the UCT Faculty of Law on 1st March 2018 to give a lunchtime lecture to students, and a public lecture in the evening - focused on her latest book "Policing the Black Man".  Prof Davis will focus in her lectures on prosecution, power and racism in the US criminal justice system.


Publication Date:
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 15:45
The deaths of 144 mentally ill patients and South Africa’s constitutional democracy

By Professor Penelope Andrews | Dean of Law | University of Cape Town

Prof Andrews writes about this critical issue in The Conversation

Since colonial times black South Africans have been accustomed to cruelty, neglect and indifference on the part of successive governments. The apartheid government reduced these brutalities to a fine art form, resulting in the system being declared a crime against humanity.

Publication Date:
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 09:00
Law Faculty Scholarships 2018
Law Faculty Scholarships 2018

The Faculty of Law is pleased to invite applications for its Scholarships (2018)

Publication Date:
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 14:30
Appeal to step up water savings

The University of Cape Town is not only putting short-term plans and water-management measures in place toward avoiding Day Zero, but is investing significantly in becoming a water-wise, water-efficient campus into the future. Acting VC, Professor Loretta Feris, yesterday issued a statement outlining UCT's current planning to avoid closure in the event of Day Zero.  One of the core strategies is to encourage members of the UCT Community to be part of the 40% who currently are effecting the required water savings (ie. below 87litres per person per day now, and 50litres per person per day come 1st Feb - although we should all have reduced our water usage to 50litres per person per day already).  Every saved drop counts!



Publication Date:
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 09:45