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…