Students registered for undergraduate qualifications/programmes will have the choice to elect to take their 2015 year-end examinations in January 2016. The option is to defer the full set or none.
The default will be that a student writes in the November 2015 exam block; in other words, unless a student elects the deferred option she/he must write according to the rescheduled November exam timetable.
The Faculty of Law at UCT expresses great concern for the safety of protesting students and calls on the South African Police Service (SAPS) to act in accordance with the law - specifically section 9 of the Regulation of Gatherings Act 205 of 1993 - when it is required to manage student gatherings and protests.
Transforming the Law Curriculum was the theme of the first Western Cape Law Teaching and Learning Conference, hosted by the UCT Law faculty on the 4th of September. Justice Johan Froneman opened proceedings with a call to incorporate social justice and ethics into the curriculum.
A running thread that emerged from a special Women's Roundtable was the question of whether or not legal frameworks are effective in the protection of women's rights. The theme of the roundtable, hosted by the Postgraduate Law Students' Council in the Kramer Law Building on 20 August 2015, was Women in Conflict: Property Rights and Access to Justice.