The rule of law in Africa relies on effective access to the letter of the law. The African Legal Information Institute, AfricanLII, is proud to launch the beta version of a first-of-it’s-kind Pan-African automated legal citator and summariser for African caselaw - the Citator.
The results of the 2019 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Graduate Employability Rankings show that UCT's graduates remain highly sought after. This confirms UCT's own findings from its annual graduate exit survey - a UCT degree serves you very well in charting your career path, ensuring excellent employment prospects.
Dean of Law, Professor Danwood Chirwa, expresses the Faculty’s deepest sympathies and condolences to Judy Croome and family on the passing of Dr Beric Croome. Tax law expert and UCT Law Alumnus (PhD 2007), Dr Croome will be remembered for his many achievements and contributions to the field of tax law, particularly taxpayer rights.
"Following South Africa’s recent decriminalisation of the private use and cultivation of cannabis, many industries will need to reassess existing business practices which may be affected by the changing legislation."
DIstinguished Professor Philippe-Joseph Salazar, recently re-awarded his A1 rating from the National Research Foundation, shares his thoughts on rhetoric, Rhetoric Studies and writing on a broad range of subjects.
The first official law lecture of the South African College (as the University of Cape Town was first known) was delivered on 16th April 1859. What began 160 years ago with a part-time professor and a few students in a fortnightly Saturday class is now the top Law school on the African continent, conferring hundreds of undergraduate and postgraduate law degrees every year.
Nigel Patel is well known for their activism at the University of Cape Town (UCT), in media and across the city. When they graduate with an LLB on Friday, it’ll be a stepping stone on the way to fulfilling their life’s goal, a path that started in Malawi.
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.