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Judge Mahomed S Navsa delivers Annual Human Rights Lecture

On Tuesday 5th of September 2017 the H.F. Oppenheimer Chair in Human Rights Law and Stellenbosch Law Faculty hosted its 12th Annual Human Rights Lecture. We were honoured to have Judge Mahomed S Navsa of the Supreme Court of Appeal as the guest speaker with a powerful address titled: “Human Rights and the Rule of Law: A…

Stellenbosch alumna awarded scholarship to study at Cambridge University

Miss Jenalee Harrison was awarded the Chevening Scholarship, as well as funding from Cambridge Trust to undertake a Master of Laws at Cambridge University. Miss Harrison holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (majoring in Genetics and Biochemistry) and obtained her LLB degree from Stellenbosch University in 2014. In 2015 she worked as a Law Researcher…

LEGAL AID CLINIC SPREADS ITS WINGS

Stephan van der Merwe, senior attorney at the Stellenbosch Legal Aid Clinic, has been invited to visit a number of University Law Clinics in the United  Kingdom during November 2017. He will spend time at the Coventry Law School in England to engage in talks and research aimed at setting up a Clinical Legal Education (CLE)…

Justice Sachs on Oliver Tambo’s vision of a Constitution that empowered the people, not individuals

On 24 August Justice Albie Sachs, retired justice of the South African Constitutional Court, delivered the fourth lecture in the Oliver Tambo Centenary Lecture Series at Stellenbosch University, co-hosted by the H.F. Oppenheimer Chair in Human Rights Law of the Law Faculty, the Research Chair for Historical Trauma and Transformation and the Director, University Museum….

Prof Quinot elected President of AdJASA for 2017/8

Prof Geo Quinot, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Law and Professor in the Department of Public Law, was elected as President of the Administrative Justice Association of South Africa (AdJASA) at the association’s annual general meeting held in Durban on 11 August 2017. AdJASA, is a non-profit association with the broad aim of promoting…

Two prestigious international research fellowships awarded to Prof. Gerhard Kemp

  Gerhard Kemp, professor in the Department of Public Law, recently returned to the faculty after a seven month stay in Berlin, Germany, where he spent time as a senior research fellow at the Robert Bosch Stiftung. The Stiftung’s Academy in Berlin is aimed at interdisciplinary cooperation which focusses on finding solutions for the main…

Dean’s Bursaries for Postgraduate Studies 2018

The Stellenbosch Law Faculty has a number of bursaries available for fulltime postgraduate study (LLM (Research) and LLD) under its Dean’s Bursary Scheme for 2018 in the following fields: Labour law International or transnational criminal law International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Contract law – general principles, specific contracts, transfer of personal rights,…

Property law in the new constitutional dispensation: Embracing Andre van der Walt’s legacy – the past and the future

On Monday the 31st of July and Tuesday the 1st of August, the South African Research Chair in Property Law hosted an international conference at Stias. The conference was initially planned to celebrate the Research Chair’s 10 year anniversary. However, after the untimely death of Distinguished Professor Andre van der Walt, the holder of the…

MEET THE NEW DEAN OF THE FACULTY OF LAW: PROF NICOLA SMIT

Prof Nicola Smit originally hails from Port Elizabeth and obtained her BLC (cum laude) and her LLB (cum laude) from the University of Pretoria.  She completed her LLD at the University of Johannesburg (then The Rand Afrikaans University) on “The Labour Law Implications of the Transfer of an Undertaking”. Prof Smit continues to be involved…

Faculty affirms university’s statement condemning racism

The Faculty of Law affirms Stellenbosch University and its Student Representative Council’s statement condemning racism, racial superiority and any attempts to polarise our campus community in the strongest possible terms. The statement can be read here.