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UCT Law Masters student wins Chinese proficiency competition
Fri, 15 Oct 2021 - 16:15

A passion for Chinese culture and language is what led Katleho Ntahale (27) - a UCT Law Masters student - to take top honours at a national competition this year, as well as represent the country at a global Chinese proficiency competition recently.

Centre for Rhetoric Studies receives reaccreditation
Tue, 12 Oct 2021 - 16:45

The Faculty of Law is delighted that its Centre for Rhetoric Studies has received a further five-year University Research Committee accreditation, following its review earlier this year.  

UCT alumnus takes top position at Bowmans
Fri, 08 Oct 2021 - 16:15

University of Cape Town (UCT) alumnus Mzwandile Ezra Clavis Davids (Ezra Davids) was recently appointed as a senior partner and chairman at law firm Bowmans, one of the leading corporate law firms in South Africa and Africa. The nomination is the latest in a string of career successes for the top mergers and acquisitions attorney, who will hold the chair for five years, effective from 1 October 2021.

Politics of Poverty
Mon, 06 Sep 2021 - 17:00

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).

Covid-19, learners and constitutional law
Fri, 03 Sep 2021 - 10:15

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.

UCT Law partnership with Permanent Court of Arbitration
Fri, 03 Sep 2021 - 10:15

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.

Are provincial governments liable for injuries at ECD centres
Wed, 01 Sep 2021 - 11:45

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.

Challenging SA Pension Fund law
Fri, 27 Aug 2021 - 11:45

Many South Africans are deprived of their right to decide who will inherit their estate when they die, a study by UCT Law's Dr Karin Lehmann has found.

Nolundi Luwaya - focused on land reform
Wed, 25 Aug 2021 - 14:30

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.

Yellavarne Moodley - building a better world through UCT Law Clinic
Wed, 25 Aug 2021 - 14:30

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.

Prof Ncube joins Law and Tech journal Editorial Board
Tue, 24 Aug 2021 - 09:15

Professor Caroline Ncube, Chair of Intellectual Property, Innovation and Development in the Faculty's Department of Commercial Law, has joined the editorial board of Law, Technology and Humans. 

Refugee Law training - new initiative with UNHCR
Fri, 13 Aug 2021 - 14:00

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.