Friday, 22 June 2018
The silicosis settlement - why it matters

South Africa’s historic silicosis class action: why the settlement matters

The lawyers for miners who either fell sick or died after contracting silicosis and tuberculosis on South Africa’s gold mines, have reached a historic class action settlementwith the industry. The R5 billion (US$400 million) settlement becomes the country’s second class action resolution and therefore very much a precedent setter.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 14:45
Constitutional Court Fantasy Prediction League

LexFutures, a legal data analytics provider based in Cape Town has launched a Constitutional Court Fantasy Prediction League in partnership with UCT Law@work and Juta Law.

The competition aims to promote awareness of constitutional law in South Africa by awarding points to entrants who sucessfully predict how the Court will rule on upcoming cases and by awarding prizes to the winners of four different league divisions for students, academics, law practitioners and the general public.  

Publication Date:
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 11:30
National Security and Secrecy - the implications?

The Law Faculty will focus this week on national security, the state, and comparative effects on democracy and the rule of law.  Professor Sudha Setty, Dean of Law at Western New England University - and author of a new book on this topic - will be visiting UCT this week to discuss these issues and to share insights on government, accountability and transparency.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 09:30
Action in the Law Faculty

The Law Faculty has had a particularly busy week, with numerous special events on the go.  Following from a very successful UCT Open Day on 21st April, members of the Faculty - staff and students - continue to invest time and energy in sharing their knowledge and expertise.  

Publication Date:
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 11:15