Law Academic Awarded International Scholarship

Dr Theo Broodryk has, upon invitation, been awarded the prestigious Beaufort (Colenso) Scholarship by St John’s College, Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. Dr Broodryk will conduct a research visit at Cambridge University during the 2019 Michaelmas term on the regulation of small amount credit and how the private law interacts with social policy and…

James Wewege – Submission to Parliament on the proposed State Liability Amendment Bill

James Wewege, a pre-final year BAccLLB student, recently provided the parliamentary portfolio committee for Justice and Correctional Development with his written submission in respect of the proposed State Liability Amendment Bill. These submissions are based on research completed for a LLB dissertation under the supervision of Dr Bernard Wessels. The committee invited James to present…

Prof Sope Williams-Elegbe presents her inaugural lecture on how blockchain technology could be used to stem corruption

Blockchain technology could stem corruption in public procurement procurement spend is R800 billion – estimated that about 50% of this might be lost to corruption current safeguards have done little to curb corruption 50% of complaints submitted to Public Protector refer to problems with public procurement process blockchain technology both a digitised and decentralised public…

German students in our Law Faculty

It is well known among Stellenbosch students that the University accepts an overwhelming majority of German students each year compared with students from other countries. However, what many don’t know is that most of the full-degree German students enrolled at Stellenbosch University (SU) study the LLM or Masters of Law course. What many don’t know either…

SU Law Clinic: Settlement in Paralympian’s access case welcomed

The outcome of legal proceedings in which a settlement has been reached between the South African Paralympic athlete, Hendri Herbst and a well-known Cape winery, is not only a victory for visually impaired people, but will assist greatly in creating awareness of the rights of people with disabilities not to be discriminated against. This is…