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Promotion of Administrative Justice - 20 years of the Act
Wed, 03 Mar 2021 - 10:00

November 2020 marked the 20th anniversary of the coming into force of the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act. This makes it an appropriate time to celebrate the gains SA has made in its journey as a constitutional democracy. So writes Emeritus Professor Hugh Corder in Business Day.

In memoriam - Dr Stuart Saunders
Wed, 17 Feb 2021 - 10:30

On 12 February 2021 the former vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Town (UCT) Dr Stuart Saunders passed away at age 90. Tributes have poured in, celebrating his contributions to the university and the broader higher education sector. 

The global resurgence of white supremacist thinking
Mon, 15 Feb 2021 - 15:00

The events of the past 6 weeks in the USA have re-energised interest in the global rise of white supremacist thinking, and in Distinguished Professor Philippe Salazar's book, Supremacistes. As a result, Salazar has participated in numerous recent interviews and discussions.

UCT Law student is a Reimagine Challenge winner
Mon, 08 Feb 2021 - 13:00

UCT LLB student, Lerato Motaung, is one of four UCT students (the only four students on the continent) who have been recognised with a scholarship through the Reimagine Challenge. Each entrant had to submit an idea on how to build a better future. The Faculty could not be more proud.      

New UCT Academic Pipeline Initiative
Mon, 25 Jan 2021 - 10:30

The UCT Faculty of Law is seeking exceptional black South Africans who will enroll for postgraduate degrees (ie. LLM/MPhil; PhD; Postdoc) in the Faculty in 2021, to join the UCT Academic Pipeline Initiative. The programme will provide institutional support to candidates to further develop their academic potential.

In Memoriam - Jacorina Rossouw
Fri, 11 Dec 2020 - 09:45

Jacorina Rossouw, the Faculty's 76-year old LLB student, has sadly passed away. She is remembered fondly by her lecturers and Faculty Office staff, and was known for her "old school" manners. 

Decoding the Enemy
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 - 12:30

Following five days of mourning for those we have lost to Covid-19 and to gender-based violence, and in these 16 days of activism against violence against women and children, we are well reminded of the many forms in which gender-based violence manifests. We look back at a 2019 article on workplace harassment, written by UCT Law's Professor Rochelle le Roux.

Farewell to Professor Rashida Manjoo
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 - 16:00

The Faculty's Department of Public Law held a special discussion on Thursday 5 November 2020, to acknowledge the distinguished career of Professor Rashida Manjoo - and to bid her farewell as she leaves the Faculty end-2020.

African Yearbook of Rhetoric - Edition 10
Fri, 06 Nov 2020 - 11:15

Edition 10 of The African Yearbook of Rhetoric is out. The AYOR, a multi-lingual peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to the development of rhetoric studies on & in Africa, has strong links to UCT Law Faculty's Centre for Rhetoric Studies.

Early childhood development centres - whose responsibility?
Tue, 03 Nov 2020 - 11:30

Should provincial departments of social development be held liable for damages when a child is injured at a nursery school? Nurina Ally, who has recently joined the Department of Public Law, co-authors an opinion on this important issue.

Everyday Justice Design Competition
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 - 10:15

The Everyday Justice Design Competition - design key elements for the Everyday Justice website. This competition is open to all students so submit your ideas. Closing 16 November 2020.

UCT Law students win the Kate O'Regan Moot Cup
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 - 11:45

After a nail-biting final round, the University of Cape Town (UCT) emerged victorious at this year’s Kate O’Regan Intervarsity Moot Competition, which took place on Saturday, 17 October.