When Qobo Ningiza becomes the country’s first deaf law graduate next Friday, 12 April, he will continue a tradition that has seen some of South Africa’s most prominent leaders become formidable heroes of social justice through their study of this challenging subject.
Calling UCT LLB final years and LLM students - applications are open for exchange opportunities to do an LLM abroad, or to study abroad for one or two semesters as part of a UCT LLM. There are opportunities at several law faculties with whom UCT has partnership agreements.
Some of the Faculty's undergraduate students, while carrying a heavy course load, are going international in their endeavour to learn, to gain exposure, and to find out more about how to apply their course content and what they are learning at the Kramer Law School to broader society. Boitumelo Sediti and Tanya Magaisa are two such students.
Have you ever considered where South Africa’s water comes from? Not the streams, rivers and dams, but the actual source – the critical water catchments – that feed our river systems and, in turn, our urban centres, economies downstream and our homes? Have you thought about the legal protection these water sources require, or whether they are indeed properly managed? UCT Law academic Amanda Mkhonza certainly has.
One might think it unusual for a Zoology academic to move into academic administration. Tabile Loqo, the Law Faculty’s new Faculty Manager responsible for academic administration at the UCT Law School, did just that.
The Faculty is absolutely delighted to share the news that Professor Philippe-Joseph Salazar, Co-Director of the Centre for Rhetoric Studies in the Department of Private Law, has once again been awarded an A1 rating by the National Research Foundation.
Currently, less than 7% of the world's oceans are protected - but UCT Law Alumnus Lewis Pugh has made it his life's work to change that. Pugh was invited by Queen Elizabeth II to speak at the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey this week, where he took the opportunity to urge Commonwealth leaders to fully protect at least 30% of the world's oceans by 2030.
University of Cape Town (UCT) PhD candidate Gloria Chikaonda will be pursuing a second master’s degree at Stanford Law School in International Legal Studies in September after being selected for the 2019 Knight-Hennessy Scholars program. Knight-Hennessy scholars receive full funding for graduate study at Stanford.
The 2019 Masters in International Taxation kicked off in style with Professor Pasquale Pistone and Professor Andrade from the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) giving the first few days of course input.
A special issue of the Journal of Consumer Policy is available for open access until 28 February 2019. This issue includes some of the papers presented at the Dissemination of Consumer Law & Policy in Anglophone Africa conference, co-organised by the Faculty's Professor Tjakie Naude in 2017.