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SU Annual Human Rights Lecture/US Jaarlikse Menseregtelesing

MEDIA INVITATION Auditor-General keynote speaker at SU Annual Human Rights Lecture The Auditor-General of South Africa, Mr Thembekile Kimi Makwetu, will be the speaker at the Annual Human Rights Lecture of the Faculty of Law at Stellenbosch University. Date:              29 August 2019 Time:             18:15 for 18:30 (Kindly use this link for live streaming.)…

Obituary Hans van der Riet SC/Doodsberig van Hans van der Riet

The Faculty is deeply saddened by the news that Advocate JG (Hans) van der Riet SC passed away on 4 August 2019. He will be truly missed, also by our Faculty. Steve Georgala (with inputs from Edwin Cameron, Johan Froneman and Chris Otto) writes in a fitting obituary that Hans passed away at his home…

Passing of Judge Steenkamp/Afsterwe van Regter Steenkamp

The Faculty is deeply saddened by the news of Judge Anton Steenkamp passing away on 20 May 2019. It is a great loss for his family, friends and the legal profession. He will be truly missed, also by our Faculty. Judge Steenkamp graduated with his BA (Law) (1985) and LLB (1987) from Stellenbosch. He worked…

Insider-Outsider Art Installation/Kunsinstallasie

Various figures are standing both inside and outside the Faculty building. Are you wondering why they are here and what to call them? We initially called them “kartonmense” or carton people, but later we called them “standees” based on how the manufacturers referred to them in their correspondence to us. This insider/outsider project (that comprises…

Law Faculty is Proud/Regsfakulteit is trots

On Friday 5 April Prof Andreas van Wyk’s two last doctoral candidates (Albert Marais and Nico Van der Walt) will graduate. His first doctoral student, Emil Brincker graduated in 1991. Six doctoral students graduated under Prof Van Wyk’s supervision, including our vice dean Prof Richard Stevens. Prof Van Wyk is a former dean of the…

A FUTURE IN HUMAN RIGHTS? –  PANEL DISCUSSION IN HONOUR OF HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2019 / ’N TOEKOMS IN MENSEREGTE? – PANEELBESPREKING TER ERE VAN MENSEREGTEDAG 2019

Photo credit: Ms Nondu Phenyane, Faculty of Law

Lize-Mari Doubell and Christiaan Van Schalkwyk, LLM Candidates, Faculty of Law The discourse around human rights often takes place at a level of abstraction that is divorced from the lived reality of many South Africans. Law students are also confronted by the lack of engagement with human rights by legal practice, despite the fundamental human…

TPR Visiting Professorship / TPR Wisselleerstoel

On 12 March 2019, Professor Jacques du Plessis held his inaugural lecture as holder of the Tijdschrift voor Privaatrecht Wisselleerstoel at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. The TPR Wisselleerstoel is awarded to South African legal academics and entails that a recipient holds a visiting professorship at a Dutch or Belgian University. The inaugural lecture…

Postgraduate students present papers at Queer visualities conference

Three of our postgraduate students presented papers at the Queer visualities: African perspectives, other perspectives conference at North-West University in Potchefstroom from 27 February to 1 March. The annual conference aims to facilitate ongoing and productive platforms of discussion on the lived experiences of queerness in the global South. Johndré Barnes’ (LLM student) presentation considered…

Alumna graduates with distinction from Oxford University

    The Faculty congratulates Ms Emily van Heerden [BA (Law) cum laude, LLB cum laude (Stell)] who graduated with distinction from the Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) at Oxford University in 2018. Ms van Heerden is currently pursuing a MPhil (Law) degree at Oxford University. Die Fakulteit wens Me Emily van Heerden [BA (Regsgeleerdheid)…

Judge Nienaber passes away

The Faculty of Law notes with great sadness that Peet Nienaber (BA (Law) LLB (cum laude) Stellenbosch, DPhil Cambridge) recently passed away. Judge Nienaber was appointed to the then Appellate Division in 1990 where he served until 2002. In 2018 Judge Nienaber donated a wonderful collection of books to the Faculty of Law’s library, consisting…