Transformation of the Legal Profession / Decolonisation of Knowledge
The University of Cape Town Law Faculty is proud to host the 2018 Society of Law Teachers of Southern Africa Conference in Cape Town, from 11th - 13th July. The last day for registration and payment is 29 June 2018, so don't delay if you have not yet signed up!
A number of Faculty academics attended this year's Law and Society Association meeting, which has just taken place (7 - 10 June 2018) in Toronto, Canada. UCT Law academics presented papers in 12 different sessions, sharing research, knowledge and perspectives on areas related to the conference theme "Law at the Crossroads".
"To date, religious marriages including Muslim marriages, Hindu marriages and Jewish marriages in South Africa have not been afforded legal recognition", writes Associate Professor Waheeda Amien of the Faculty’s Department of Public Law.
Professor Pierre de Vos, constitutional law expert and member of the Faculty’s Public Law Department, tackles the fact that it remains legal for a Minister to take his or her spouse on official international trips at state expense.
Professor Alan Rycroft, based in the Faculty's Commercial Law Department - and a labour law expert - spoke recently to Algoa FM on the issue of what rights we have to protection from illness in the workplace. So can we effect a citizen's arrest if a colleague arrives at work coughing and sneezing? And, even worse, shakes our hand?
UCT Land Law expert, Dr Anninka Claassens, from the Land and Accountability Research Centre (LARC) in the UCT Law Faculty, participated in the ANC's Land Summit this last weekend as part of a high-level panel with Kgalema Motlanthe. Dr Claassens was interviewed by Thembegile Mgototo (Radio 702 presenter) about the ANC`s plans for land expropriation without compensation.
Professor Caroline Ncube, based in the Department of Commercial Law at UCT, has been awarded the SARChI Chair in Intellectual Property, Innovation and Development. This prestigious award serves as well-earned recognition for Professor Ncube’s research in, and contribution to, the field of intellectual property law – with a particular focus on the promotion of the public interest and innovation.