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Rhodes Scholarship awarded to LLB graduate

The Faculty congratulates Ms Emily van Heerden [BA (Law) cum laude, LLB cum laude] who has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship.  Emily graduated from the Faculty in 2015 and is currently a candidate attorney at Norton Rose Fulbright.  She hopes to pursue a career in constitutional law and plans to read for the Bachelor of Civil Laws (BCL) at Oxford…

Adv Rina Meyer appointed as ombud of Stellenbosch University

Integrity, objectivity and fairness. These are the top principles of the newly appointed ombud of Stellenbosch University (SU), whose official commencement of duties is from 1 November. Advocate Rina Meyer’s role as ombud will be to attend to problems and complaints of students, parents or staff in cases where the University structures are inadequate or…

Gerhard Lubbe honoured with special edition of Stellenbosch Law Review

Professor Gerhard Lubbe’s outstanding career as legal academic was celebrated at the launch of a special edition of the Stellenbosch Law Review on 15 September 2016 in the Ou Hoofgebou. The main speaker at the event was former Judge of Appeal, Fritz Brand. Judge Brand shared personal recollections about his former classmate and enlightened the…

Advocate Thuli Madonsela to take up chair in social justice in the Law Faculty of Stellenbosch University

The Law Faculty at Stellenbosch University (SU) is pleased to announce that Advocate Thuli Madonsela, recently retired Public Protector of the Republic of South Africa, has accepted an offer to take up a chair in social justice in the Faculty. Advocate Madonsela confirmed her involvement in the Faculty with the following words: “I am supremely…

Stellenbosch students win the 25th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition

The final round of the 25th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition was held at the Constitutional Court of South Africa on Saturday 8 October 2016. The finalist teams consisted of the top Francophone, top Lusophone and two top Anglophone teams who emerged from the preliminary rounds that were held on 3 and 4 October….

Justice Khampepe delivers Annual Human Rights lecture

On Thursday, 6 October Justice Sisi Khampepe of the Constitutional Court of South Africa delivered the Annual Human Rights Lecture of the H F Oppenheimer Chair in Human Rights Law and the Faculty of Law. Entitled “Meaningful Participation as Transformative Process: The Challenges of Institutional Change in South Africa’s Constitutional Democracy”, her lecture focused on…

Hendri Herbst (LLB 3 year) participates in Rio Paralympics

The Faculty congratulates Mr. Hendri Herbst, one of our 3-Year LLB students, on his participation in the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Mr. Herbst took part in the following events: The Men’s Swimming 50M Freestyle – S11; the 100m Freestyle – S11 and the 100m Backstroke – S11. Hendri has been hard at practice over the past…

2nd International Conference on Public Procurement Law Africa announced

The African Public Procurement Regulation Research Unit (APPRRU), Faculty of Law, Stellenbosch University, is pleased to announce the second International Conference on Public Procurement Law Africa. The Conference will be held from 24 – 25 November, 2016 at the Century City Conference Centre & Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa. The Conference theme is Public Procurement Regulation…

H J (Hennie) Eramus (1935-2016)

It is with great sadness that the Faculty of Law has heard of the passing of research fellow, emeritus professor and retired judge H J Erasmus on Sunday, 15 May 2016. After earlier appointments as Professor of Latin at the University of the Orange Free State, Professor of Classics at the University of Port Elizabeth,…

Prof Sandra Liebenberg appointed to serve on UN Committee

The Faculty of Law, University of Stellenbosch is proud to announce the election of Professor Sandra Liebenberg to serve on the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. In a single round of secret balloting, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) elected Sandra Liebenberg and the Egyptian candidate Mohamed Ezzeldin Abdel-Moneim as…