The government must work towards implementing basic income support - but until that happens, we must at least increase the covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant (amongst other increases), argues Amanda Rinquest of the Black Sash (and current UCT Law Masters student).
There is a growing body of literature on the short- to long-term effects of the pandemic on ECD learners, but the bulk of it comes from the medical and socioeconomic perspectives. Lauren Kohn, senior lecturer in the Faculty's Department of Public Law, takes a look at this issue through a constitutional law lens.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), based in The Hague, the Netherlands, and the University of Cape Town (UCT) will see a PCA representative in South Africa drawn from UCT’s Faculty of Law, and the establishment of a fellowship programme for UCT graduates at The Hague.
Provinces are not liable for injuries at Early Childhood Development centres, ruled the Constitutional Court in a recent judgment. Faculty academic Nurina Ally co-authors this article reviewing the judgment and its implications.
Nolundi Luwaya is the director of the Land and Accountability Research Centre (LARC), based in the Faculty's Department of Public Law. LARC recently played a significant part in the Ingonyama Trust case in KwaZulu‑Natal (KZN) regarding the Trust’s charging of rent on communal land in rural KZN which had an adverse effect mostly on women.
One of the most regularly cited motivations for charting a career in law is the prospect of making the world a better place. There’s no time that this opportunity seems more tangible than when speaking with the director of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Law Clinic, Yellavarne Moodley.
Judges, magistrates and lawyers across Africa are faced with matters pertaining to refugees and migrants, and the countries in which they find themselves. A new centre of excellence based at the University of Cape Town (UCT) aims to provide these officers and law practitioners with collaborative resources to make rulings, set precedence and establish justice.
A trio of dynamic young women is set to put a fresh spin on children’s rights in the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Faculty of Law. Sharing a passion for this field, Mathabo Baase, Nurina Ally and Salona Lutchman will be joining forces to revive a course that will equip students to confidently participate in global conversations around children’s rights.
Recognising the rights, needs and dreams of refugees is a fundamental step towards achieving social justice in South Africa. And the country is on the right track, said Associate Professor Fatima Khan, acclaimed human rights lawyer and the director of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Refugee Rights Unit.