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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.