The Everard and Joan MacFarlane Family Leadership Scholarship for University of Cape Town (UCT) law students was launched on Tuesday, 20 July. More than just a funding grant, the R15 million endowment aims to support students who display both academic excellence and leadership skills, through a holistic faculty‑based programme.
Associate Professor Waheeda Amien, of UCT's Department of Public law, has been selected to serve as a member of the South African Law Reform Commission’s (SALRC) Advisory Committee on the Review of Aspects of Matrimonial Property Law.
Jameelah Omar, UCT Public Law Department academic and senior lecturer, has been recognised as one of the 2021 M&G 200 Young South Africans - in the Education group. The Faculty is really proud - our warmest congratulations to Jameelah!
The Pietermaritzburg High Court declared Friday 11 June that the Ingonyama Trust acted unlawfully and in violation of the Constitution by concluding residential leases with persons who are true owners of the land in terms of Zulu customary law. UCT Law’s Land and Accountability Research Unit played a central role in achieving this ruling.
The African lobby behind an independent report on racist police violence in the USA has kickstarted its work. The hard-hitting report was compiled by an international commission of 12 legal experts, among them UCT human rights veteran Emeritus Professor Rashida Manjoo (Department of Public Law).
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.
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.