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Professor Sandra Liebenberg awarded the Stellenbosch University’s prestigious Chancellor’s Award


On 12 December 2014, Professor Sandra Liebenberg was awarded the Stellenbosch University Chancellor’s Award – the highest award that the University bestows on members of staff – during the final graduation ceremony of 2014. Prof Liebenberg has made an exceptional contribution and is an internationally acclaimed scholar in the field of socioeconomic rights. Her field…

Prof AJ van der Walt awarded the Stellenbosch University’s prestigious Chancellor’s Award

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At the December 2014 graduation ceremony Prof AJ van der Walt was awarded Stellenbosch University’s prestigious Chancellor’s Award as recognition for his continued excellence in the area of research. Prof van der Walt, a Distinguished Professor of Property Law, was one of the first five academics from the social sciences and humanities across the country…

Law faculty honours Prof David Butler

Prof Max Loubser, Judge Fritz Brand, Prof David Butler and Prof Gerhard Lubbe

A special edition of the Stellenbosch Law Review, honouring the esteemed Prof David Butler, was presented at a special function in October. The function celebrated the contribution made by Prof Butler to various areas of the law, the Law Faculty and the university community. Judge Fritz Brand of the Supreme Court of Appeal, a former…

Prof Owen Dean selected for Best Lawyers in South Africa in Intellectual Property Law Practice

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The incumbent of the Chair of Intellectual Property Law, Prof Owen Dean, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the latest edition of Best Lawyers in South Africa in the practice area of Intellectual Property Law. Congratulations to Prof Dean. To be selected by one’s peers as a leading practitioner in your field is without doubt an…

Advocate Geoff Budlender SC delivers Annual Human Rights Lecture

Human Rights Lecture 2014

Advocate Geoff Budlender SC delivered the 9th Annual Human Rights Lecture on Thursday evening, 2 October, organised by the H.F. Oppenheimer Chair in Human Rights Law and the Stellenbosch University Law Faculty. The lecture, entitled Twenty Years of Democracy: The State of Human Rights,  was attended by over 200 guests, including the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof….

Hang out with your Dean – Diversity Week 2014

Diversity Day 2014

The Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert (FVZS) Institute for Student Leadership Development presented an event for deans and students to have some honest and open discussions on 30 September 2014 as part of the Diversity Week 2014.  The “Hang out with your Dean” event encouraged students to share their views on issues such as diversity, inclusivity…

First national LLB writing development workshop


On 11 and 12 September 2014 delegates from 12 law faculties in South Africa along with representatives from various branches of the profession and a number of language experts gathered in Stellenbosch for the first national workshop on the development of LLB graduates’ writing abilities. The workshop was organised by Geo Quinot and Theo Broodryk…

Professor Sandra Liebenberg presents public lecture at Rhodes University


Professor Sandra Liebenberg recently conducted a two-week research stay as Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Law at Rhodes University. As part of her visit, she delivered a public lecture at Rhodes University on 28 July entitled “Forging new tools for vindicating the rights of the poor in the crucible of the Eastern Cape”….

Annual SARCPL public lecture and Day Seminar on Housing Law

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On 7 August 2014 the South African Research Chair in Property Law (SARCPL) and the Faculty of Law (University of Stellenbosch) will host two separate events focussing on Housing Law. The Day Seminar titled “Housing Jurisprudence – Gaps and possibilities” will address issues in housing jurisprudence with the aim of identifying possible shortfalls and considering…

Intellectual Property Law Short Course [16 – 18 July 2014 ]


Innovation is the primary driver for accelerated growth in any economy and most significantly in South Africa. Since 2012 Government’s focus has been on the knowledge economy and by establishing the incentive for advancement in technology, art, culture, manufacturing and science, intellectual property (IP) remains central to our country’s sustained development. A sound understanding of…