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Discrimination in new Film and Television Production Incentive Guidelines
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 - 13:45

The Film and TV Productive Incentive Guidelines are exclusionary and in violation of the right to equality. Lauren Kohn, lecturer in Public Law at UCT, shares her insights into discrimination in these new guidelines.

Suttner will be awarded his LLM - 49 years later!
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 - 09:15

Professor Raymond Suttner’s thesis, which he withdrew from the University of Cape Town (UCT) 49 years ago because he refused to anonymously cite “listed” communist Professor Jack Simons, will finally earn him his Master of Laws (LLM) on 14 December 2018.

‘Emerging leader’ honour for law student
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 - 14:15

As anyone who’s ever watched an episode of Suits will know, when it comes to practising law there are few things as enviable as boasting a Harvard education. UCT’s Bontle Monnya recently got a taste of that Ivy League life when she was selected for the Harvard Business School Club of the GCC’s Second Annual Crossroads Emerging Leader Programme in Dubai, held from 25 and 29 September.

Walking on Eggshells at UCT
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 - 15:15

More than ever before, the past three years have brought to light the myriad ways in which black students still feel marginalised within South African tertiary institutions - especially those with a strong colonial past. 

UCT Law placed 77th in the THE World Rankings
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 - 12:00

UCT’s Law Faculty continues to grow from strength to strength.  The smallest of six Faculties at the University of Cape Town, the Law Faculty has just been ranked at 77th in the world in the THE World University Rankings. 

State surveillance grows, accountability lags
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 - 10:30

State surveillance capabilities are expanding all the time, but transparency and political accountability for how they are used is lagging behind, said Professor Jane Duncan at a panel discussion hosted by the University of Cape Town (UCT) Faculty of Law.

Justice Malcolm Wallis at UCT Law
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 - 17:30

The 2018 Ben Beinart Memorial Lecture will be delivered at the UCT Law Faculty by Justice Malcolm Wallis on Tuesday 16th October 2018 on the topic Revel without a cause - delictual liability after Lee?  The Faculty is very pleased once again to host this important annual memorial lecture - and welcome you to join us for the evening.

UCT looks for a new Law Dean
Tue, 09 Oct 2018 - 11:30

The search for the new Dean of Law at UCT is open.  Nominations close this Friday 12th October, and applications close Monday 15th October.  


Patriarchal procedure, suspect identity and social media
Mon, 08 Oct 2018 - 16:30

Jameelah Omar, lecturer in in criminal justice in the Faculty's Department of Public Law has this week shared two opinions on the issue of sharing the identity of suspects - with a focus on social media as an exposure platform, and looking at why suspects accused of sexual assault enjoy particular protections in this regard. 


Justice Mahomed Navsa to talk at UCT Law
Thu, 04 Oct 2018 - 15:00

This year’s Bennie Rabinowitz Lecture will be delivered by Justice Mahomed Navsa of the Supreme Court of Appeal. Hosted by the Department of Private Law, this year’s lecture will focus on

The Doctrine of the Separation of Powers – Navigating between Judicial Timidity and Overreach. 

Law Faculty looking to appoint LLB grads as teaching assistants
Wed, 03 Oct 2018 - 14:45

The UCT Law Faculty hopes to appoint a number of LLB graduates to act as teaching assistants during 2019. 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.  If this is of interest to you, see below for information on how to apply. 

Privacy vs Security: Where does the balance lie?
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 - 14:00

Given the explosive revelations made by Edward Snowden, there is greater public awareness of government surveillance and, consequently, calls for more transparency and accountability. The UCT Law Faculty is hosting a panel on this issue on Weds 3rd October at 17h30.