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Saturday, 27 November 2021
UCT Law partnership with Permanent Court of Arbitration

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), based in The Hague, the Netherlands, and the University of Cape Town (UCT) will see a PCA representative in South Africa drawn from UCT’s Faculty of Law, and the establishment of a fellowship programme for UCT graduates at The Hague.

Publication Date:
Fri, 03 Sep 2021 - 10:15
Are provincial governments liable for injuries at ECD centres

Provinces are not liable for injuries at Early Childhood Development centres, ruled the Constitutional Court in a recent judgment. Faculty academic Nurina Ally co-authors this article reviewing the judgment and its implications.

Publication Date:
Wed, 01 Sep 2021 - 11:45
Challenging SA Pension Fund law

Many South Africans are deprived of their right to decide who will inherit their estate when they die, a study by UCT Law's Dr Karin Lehmann has found.

Publication Date:
Fri, 27 Aug 2021 - 11:45
Nolundi Luwaya - focused on land reform

Nolundi Luwaya is the director of the Land and Accountability Research Centre (LARC), based in the Faculty's Department of Public Law. LARC recently played a significant part in the Ingonyama Trust case in KwaZulu‑Natal (KZN) regarding the Trust’s charging of rent on communal land in rural KZN which had an adverse effect mostly on women.

Publication Date:
Wed, 25 Aug 2021 - 14:30