LLB programme accreditation

The Faculty is pleased to confirm that its LLB programme has received full accreditation from the HEQC. The national reaccreditation process of the LLB degree commenced in 2015 and resulted in the submission of a comprehensive self-evaluation report to the Council for Higher Education (CHE) in May 2016, which was followed by a site visit…

Honorary doctorate awarded to Baroness Christine van den Wyngaert

Baroness Christine van den Wyngaert, judge in the Appeals Division of the International Criminal Court and an honorary professor in the Department of Public Law, was awarded the degree Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) at the March graduation ceremony. Baroness van den Wyngaert said she was “extremely grateful to be honoured with this award. Stellenbosch University is…

Law Faculty hosts international conference on the history and future of the civil law tradition

The civil law tradition, which originated in Europe, has had a considerable influence globally. Over the weekend of 17 to 18 February 2018, a group of international scholars met at the Stellenbosch University Law Faculty to deliberate on aspects of the recent history and future of this tradition within Europe, as well as within some…

LLD degree to be awarded to Enelia Jansen van Rensburg

Enelia Jansen van Rensburg (Department of Mercantile Law) recently successfully defended her LLD dissertation at the University of Pretoria. The degree will be awarded to her at the April graduation ceremony.  The title of her dissertation is as follow: “A South African perspective on the meaning of ‘beneficial ownership’ in Article 10 of the OECD Model…

LLD degree to be awarded to Bernard Wessels

The Faculty is proud to confirm that Bernard Wessels (Department of Private Law) will receive his LLD degree at the March 2018 graduation ceremony. In his dissertation (Developing the South African law of delict: the creation of a statutory compensation fund for crime victims), Bernard Wessels evaluates the compensatory relief that South African law currently provides…