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Two SU academics participate in first national TAU Fellowship programme

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Dr Elmarie Costandius of the Visual Arts Department and Prof. Geo Quinot of the Department of Public Law attended the national Teaching Advancement at University (TAU) Fellowship programme presented under the auspices of the Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association (Heltasa) and funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training in Pretoria from the…

Debt order ruling shows SU’s impact on society, says Rector

The High Court ruling on Wednesday (8 July 2015) in favour of an application by the Stellenbosch University (SU) Legal Aid Clinic about emoluments attachment orders (EAOs, also known as garnishee orders) “is an illustration of SU’s endeavour to make a positive impact on society.” So said SU Rector and Vice-Chancellor Prof Wim de Villiers…

SARCPL Annual Property Law Lecture – 6 August 2015

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The South African Research Chair in Property Law and the Faculty of Law, University of Stellenbosch cordially invite you to the third annual SARCPL Property Law Lecture. The 2015 Lecture will be presented by: Prof Rashmi Dyal-Chand  (Northeastern University School of Law) Topic: ‘A Postcolonialist View of Progressive Property’ Date & Time: Thursday, 6 August…

Prof F Mostert inducted to the IP Hall of Fame

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Prof Frederick Mostert, extraordinary Professor of IP Law and member of the Anton Mostert Chair of Intellectual Property Law at Stellenbosch University, is one of the five 2015 inductees to the IP Hall of Fame. Prof Mostert is past president of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and former chief intellectual property counsel of luxury group…

Adv Geoff Budlender SC is keynote speaker at seminar on human rights lawyering in South Africa

The Socio-Economic Rights and Administrative Justice Research Project (SERAJ) in collaboration with the Department of Public Law, Stellenbosch Law Faculty hosted a seminar on 22 April 2015 in the Old Main Building of the Law Faculty. The keynote speaker was Adv Geoff Budlender, newly appointed Extraordinary Professor in Public Law. The seminar focused on the…

Lord Patrick Hodge delivers annual Morti Malherbe Memorial Lecture

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The annual Morti Malherbe Memorial Lecture was delivered by Lord Patrick Hodge, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.  The lecture was titled “Judicial law-making in a changing constitution” In the picture from left to right:  Prof Jacques du Plessis, Lord Patrick Hodge, Prof Juanita Pienaar and Prof Geo Quinot    

Honorary doctorate bestowed on Adv Thuli Madonsela

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​The Public Protector, Adv Thuli Madonsela, became an “honorary Matie” on Thursday 26 March 2015. Stellenbosch University (SU) conferred honorary doctorates upon Madonsela and the visionary business leader and alumnus of the Law Faculty, Mr Michiel le Roux. The degree Doctor of Laws (LLD), honoris causa, was awarded to Adv Thuli Madonsela for her unwavering…

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…