UCT student builds app to make buying and selling textbooks cheaper and easier
Looking for second-hand textbooks for second semester? Quillo is for you! Quillo app developer, Tamir Shklaz, says his app makes finding and buying second-hand textbooks faster, easier, safer and more reliable.
What is Critical Race Theory and why it is relevant to South Africa
The Law Faculty will be holding a seminar on Critical Race Theory, hosted by Law@Work, on Friday 13 July from 14h00 - 16h30. Open to staff, students, alumni and others, this seminar will be delivered by Professor Kendall Thomas of Columbia Law School, New York, and Professor Penelope Andrews, UCT Law.
Transformation of the Legal Profession / Decolonisation of Knowledge
The University of Cape Town Law Faculty is proud to host the 2018 Society of Law Teachers of Southern Africa Conference in Cape Town, from 11th - 13th July. The last day for registration and payment is 29 June 2018, so don't delay if you have not yet signed up!
A number of Faculty academics attended this year's Law and Society Association meeting, which has just taken place (7 - 10 June 2018) in Toronto, Canada. UCT Law academics presented papers in 12 different sessions, sharing research, knowledge and perspectives on areas related to the conference theme "Law at the Crossroads".
"To date, religious marriages including Muslim marriages, Hindu marriages and Jewish marriages in South Africa have not been afforded legal recognition", writes Associate Professor Waheeda Amien of the Faculty’s Department of Public Law.
Professor Pierre de Vos, constitutional law expert and member of the Faculty’s Public Law Department, tackles the fact that it remains legal for a Minister to take his or her spouse on official international trips at state expense.
Professor Alan Rycroft, based in the Faculty's Commercial Law Department - and a labour law expert - spoke recently to Algoa FM on the issue of what rights we have to protection from illness in the workplace. So can we effect a citizen's arrest if a colleague arrives at work coughing and sneezing? And, even worse, shakes our hand?
UCT Land Law expert, Dr Anninka Claassens, from the Land and Accountability Research Centre (LARC) in the UCT Law Faculty, participated in the ANC's Land Summit this last weekend as part of a high-level panel with Kgalema Motlanthe. Dr Claassens was interviewed by Thembegile Mgototo (Radio 702 presenter) about the ANC`s plans for land expropriation without compensation.
The Faculty holds a number of named and other scholarships in support of student fees. In particular, the Faculty holds a number of scholarships to support black South African undergraduate students who would not otherwise be able to fund their studies. These scholarships vary in name, amount, application process, and renewability.