Category Archives: Nuus / News

Heritage Day 2019

The staff of the Law Faculty recently participated in Heritage Day activities at the Faculty on 25 September 2019. The theme was South African languages and Ms Nondu Phenyane and Ms Langa Maziya organised some fun educational activities for us. Here is the language quiz that the Faculty ‘competed’ in – we learnt about one…

STATEMENT BY THE STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF LAW

The Faculty of Law is deeply distressed by the continued perpetration of violence against women and children in society. The spate of violence against women and children indicates that we as lawyers and prospective lawyers have much to do to achieve the dreams and goals as set out in the Constitution. The scourge of gender…

Law Faculty Alumna selected for Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Law Faculty extends its congratulations to our alumna, Ms Jana le Roux, who was recently elected as the single representative from South Africa as recipient of the 2018-2019 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. The Humphrey Fellowship Program is part of the Fulbright Scholar Program, and is a fully sponsored initiative aimed at mid-career professionals…

SU Annual Human Rights Lecture/US Jaarlikse Menseregtelesing

MEDIA INVITATION Auditor-General keynote speaker at SU Annual Human Rights Lecture The Auditor-General of South Africa, Mr Thembekile Kimi Makwetu, will be the speaker at the Annual Human Rights Lecture of the Faculty of Law at Stellenbosch University. Date:              29 August 2019 Time:             18:15 for 18:30 (Kindly use this link for live streaming.)…

Obituary Hans van der Riet SC/Doodsberig van Hans van der Riet

The Faculty is deeply saddened by the news that Advocate JG (Hans) van der Riet SC passed away on 4 August 2019. He will be truly missed, also by our Faculty. Steve Georgala (with inputs from Edwin Cameron, Johan Froneman and Chris Otto) writes in a fitting obituary that Hans passed away at his home…

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…