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”.


Monday, 19 March 2018
Top Spot for Prof Phakeng

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.  

Publication Date:
Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 15:30
Law Faculty academics writing for the media

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

Publication Date:
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 16:45
Scholarship Applications Open: The Abe Swersky Scholarship

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.


Publication Date:
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 12:30
Commercial contracting in the informal sector

Insights into commercial contracting from South Africa’s informal sector

by Andrew Hutchison (UCT Commercial Law) and Nkanyiso Sibanda (UWC Private Law)

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.

Publication Date:
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 10:15