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.
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.
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.
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).
Professor Penny Andrews, Dean of the Faculty of Law, warmly congratulates Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng on his recent naming as 2017 South African of the Year. Mogoeng attracted two thirds of the support in a recent News24 poll, in which almost 40,000 people voted. This is strong testament to Mogoeng’s standing in the public eye, and to his reputation as our Chief Justice.
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.
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.
During the week of the 24-28 July 2017 the Judicial Institute for Africa (JIFA) hosted its inaugural Judicial Leaders Retreat in Cape Town.
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.
The Faculty of Law's Professor Rashida Manjoo, one of the world’s leading experts in identifying the causes of and eradicating violence against women, received an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow on 23 June.
Retired Justice of the Constitutional Court Albie Sachs recounted the complexities of negotiating for land restitution at CODESA in the early 1990s when he spoke at UCT on 27 March 2017. A talk which forms part of a four-part series of lectures in the centenary year of Oliver Tambo’s birth.