Postgraduate students present papers at Queer visualities conference

Three of our postgraduate students presented papers at the Queer visualities: African perspectives, other perspectives conference at North-West University in Potchefstroom from 27 February to 1 March. The annual conference aims to facilitate ongoing and productive platforms of discussion on the lived experiences of queerness in the global South. Johndré Barnes’ (LLM student) presentation considered…

Alumna graduates with distinction from Oxford University

    The Faculty congratulates Ms Emily van Heerden [BA (Law) cum laude, LLB cum laude (Stell)] who graduated with distinction from the Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) at Oxford University in 2018. Ms van Heerden is currently pursuing a MPhil (Law) degree at Oxford University. Die Fakulteit wens Me Emily van Heerden [BA (Regsgeleerdheid)…

Judge Nienaber passes away

The Faculty of Law notes with great sadness that Peet Nienaber (BA (Law) LLB (cum laude) Stellenbosch, DPhil Cambridge) recently passed away. Judge Nienaber was appointed to the then Appellate Division in 1990 where he served until 2002. In 2018 Judge Nienaber donated a wonderful collection of books to the Faculty of Law’s library, consisting…

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…