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, 23 October 2017
The UCT Law Faculty is very pleased to be hosting fantastic book launch discussions in October and November, so SAVE THESE DATES!

The Law Faculty is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a few book launch discussions during the months of October and November 2017. 

Publication Date:
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:45
Law Student Opportunities: Teaching Assistants (TAs) 2018
Law Student Opportunities: Teaching Assistants (TAs) 2018

The UCT Law Faculty hopes to appoint a number of LLB graduates to act as teaching assistants during 2018.

As a teaching assistant you will be expected to tutor LLB students, carry out a certain amount of marking, and assist the students in your classes. In the Commercial Law Department you will also be involved in the courses that the department offers to non-law students. In addition you will be expected to fulfil a number of administrative responsibilities, including the invigilation of exams and tests (outside ordinary work hours).

Although this is a full-time position, you will be given substantial time in which to pursue your own research interests. We strongly encourage TAs to register for graduate research degrees; candidates who plan to do so will be given preference in the selection process.

Publication Date:
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:15
Vodacom announces free internet access for students and staff
Vodacom announces free internet access for students and staff

University of Cape Town students and staff who are Vodacom subscribers will now have free internet access following the decision by the mobile network provider to zero rate a number of academic sites.

Having already zero rated the charge to key basic education sites and career portals, Vodacom announced, on 27 September 2017, that it has taken a decision to zero rate services to universities for students and staff who are Vodacom subscribers. This in a bid to help address cost challenges associated with access to education content and remote learning for institutions of higher learning. Through this approach, Vodacom has already enabled 19 of the 23 South African universities, including UCT, with free internet access.


Publication Date:
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:00
Book Launch: Jurisprudence in an African Context

UCT Law Faculty members are invited to the book launch and panel discussion of the book Jurisprudence in an African Context, at which Judge Dennis Davis will be in conversation with Mr Khomotso Moshikaro (UCT), Dr Oritsegbubemi Oyowe (UWC) and Prof. Thaddeus Metz (UJ).

Publication Date:
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 15:30