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South Africa set to appoint a new chief justice
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 - 12:45

By October, South Africa’s Chief Justice, Mogoeng Mogoeng, will have finished his 12-year term at the helm of the Constitutional Court. How will his successor be selected, and what qualities are needed by the holder of this high office?  Emeritus Professor Hugh Corder writes about the high stakes involved in selection.

Access to justice and online courts
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 - 10:00

The Faculty's Democratic Governance &Rights Unit (DGRU) held a panel discussion on this topic on Weds 7 April, in partnership with the Hanns Seidel Foundation. Judges and advocates discussed the advantages and challenges of South African courts moving to virtual hearings while problems with internet access and data costs continue to create an unequal terrain. In addition, the DGRU launched its new training video on conducting online court hearings.

Professor Christof Heyns - In Memoriam
Tue, 30 Mar 2021 - 07:30

The Faculty is deeply saddened by the passing of Professor Christof Heyns on 28 March 2021.  

Ncube's new book on Innovation and Intellectual Property
Wed, 17 Mar 2021 - 07:45

Professor Caroline Ncube - SARChI Chair of Intellectually Property, Innovation and Development - considers in her new book how the openness paradigm could empower Africa to leverage science, technology & innovation, and the legislative & policy frameworks for intellectual property, to support sustainable development. 

Promotion of Administrative Justice - 20 years of the Act
Wed, 03 Mar 2021 - 10:00

November 2020 marked the 20th anniversary of the coming into force of the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act. This makes it an appropriate time to celebrate the gains SA has made in its journey as a constitutional democracy. So writes Emeritus Professor Hugh Corder in Business Day.

In memoriam - Dr Stuart Saunders
Wed, 17 Feb 2021 - 10:30

On 12 February 2021 the former vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Town (UCT) Dr Stuart Saunders passed away at age 90. Tributes have poured in, celebrating his contributions to the university and the broader higher education sector. 

The global resurgence of white supremacist thinking
Mon, 15 Feb 2021 - 15:00

The events of the past 6 weeks in the USA have re-energised interest in the global rise of white supremacist thinking, and in Distinguished Professor Philippe Salazar's book, Supremacistes. As a result, Salazar has participated in numerous recent interviews and discussions.

UCT Law student is a Reimagine Challenge winner
Mon, 08 Feb 2021 - 13:00

UCT LLB student, Lerato Motaung, is one of four UCT students (the only four students on the continent) who have been recognised with a scholarship through the Reimagine Challenge. Each entrant had to submit an idea on how to build a better future. The Faculty could not be more proud.      

New UCT Academic Pipeline Initiative
Mon, 25 Jan 2021 - 10:30

The UCT Faculty of Law is seeking exceptional black South Africans who will enroll for postgraduate degrees (ie. LLM/MPhil; PhD; Postdoc) in the Faculty in 2021, to join the UCT Academic Pipeline Initiative. The programme will provide institutional support to candidates to further develop their academic potential.

In Memoriam - Jacorina Rossouw
Fri, 11 Dec 2020 - 09:45

Jacorina Rossouw, the Faculty's 76-year old LLB student, has sadly passed away. She is remembered fondly by her lecturers and Faculty Office staff, and was known for her "old school" manners. 

Decoding the Enemy
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 - 12:30

Following five days of mourning for those we have lost to Covid-19 and to gender-based violence, and in these 16 days of activism against violence against women and children, we are well reminded of the many forms in which gender-based violence manifests. We look back at a 2019 article on workplace harassment, written by UCT Law's Professor Rochelle le Roux.

Farewell to Professor Rashida Manjoo
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 - 16:00

The Faculty's Department of Public Law held a special discussion on Thursday 5 November 2020, to acknowledge the distinguished career of Professor Rashida Manjoo - and to bid her farewell as she leaves the Faculty end-2020.

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