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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”.

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Friday, 22 September 2017
Spotlight on Violence Against Women
Spotlight on Violence Against Women

The Faculty of Law, as part of its Women’s Month Programme, will be hosting a conference entitled Spotlight on Violence Against Women, on 25 August 2017. The event starts at 10:30, with registration and coffee. Attendees will be welcomed by the Dean of Law, Prof Penelope Andrews, at 11am. The Keynote Speaker, Prof Dee Smythe, will discuss violence against women & myths we teach law students, at 11:10. For a full programme, see below.

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Monday, August 21, 2017 - 16:30
Despair and depression at law school are real, and need attention
Despair and depression at law school are real, and need attention

The emotional health of law students was recently brought to my attention in an email from a student at the University of Cape Town’s law faculty where I am the dean. The student noted a perceived hyper competitive, overly demanding and alienating environment. This, he told me, was putting the mental health of some law students under severe strain. He stated that because of the atmosphere, “the use of anti-anxiety and antidepressant medication has become the norm amongst students” and alcohol is being consumed in alarming proportions. 

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 14:30
JIFA hosts its first Judicial Leaders Retreat
JIFA hosts its first Judicial Leaders Retreat

During the week of the 24-28 July 2017 the Judicial Institute for Africa (JIFA) hosted its inaugural Judicial Leaders Retreat in Cape Town.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 13:30
Professor Chuma Himonga receives the Alan Pifer Research Award for Socially Responsive Research
Professor Chuma Himonga is the latest recipient of the Alan Pifer Research Award for Socially Responsive Research

Professor Chuma Himonga is the latest recipient of the Alan Pifer Research Award for Socially Responsive Research. It is the celebration of an illustrious career that all began on a farm in Zambia where young Chuma started on a path supported by her determination, discipline and love for her roots. 

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 09:45

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