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Inaugural lecture: Prof Oliver C Ruppel (19 March)

Prof Oliver C Ruppel of the Department of Mercantile Law will be presenting his inaugural lecture on Tuesday, 19 March 2013. Title: Intersections of Law and Cooperative Global Climate Governance: Challenges in the Anthropocene Date: Tuesday, 19 March Time: 17:00 for 17:30 Venue: Ou Hoofgebou, cnr of Ryneveld and Victoria Street. Refreshments will be served after the lecture. […]

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Young property lawyers encouraged to learn from each other

Young property law researchers from across the globe were encouraged to use the third Young Property Lawyers Forum (YPLF), hosted in Stellenbosch this week, to learn from each other and to strenghten the international network of young property lawyers. They and senior property law scholars from countries like South Africa, the United States, the United Kingdom, […]

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Young property law researchers from across the globe gather in Stellenbosch

Young property law researchers and senior property law scholars from countries like South Africa, the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Israel and Australia will gather in Stellenbosch next week for the third Young Property Lawyers Forum (YPLF). This forum provides an opportunity for young property lawyers to form an international network and to add […]

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Rights for children a necessity says world expert

All children should have the right to vote, regardless of their age. “It is believed that children are not competent to make political decisions. But there are adults with voting rights who are equally incompetent,” said Prof Michael Freeman, one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of family law and the rights of […]

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SU Law Professor wins National Teaching Excellence Award

Stellenbosch University (SU) takes pride in a lecturer from the Faculty of Law who has been selected to receive the prestigious National Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award from Heltasa (Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association)/CHE (Council for Higher Education). Professor Geo Quinot is one of five candidates to be selected, out of a total of 38 […]

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German MP to speak on rule of law (15 October)

Adv Thomas Silberhorn, member of the German Bundestag and the Committee on Legal Affairs, will be the guest speaker at the Faculty of Law at Stellenbosch University on 15 October. Topic: The Rule of Law in Germany’s National Context and  its international relations. Time: 12:00 – 13:45. Venue:  Room 1017, Faculty of Law, Old Main […]

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World’s leading Family Rights expert to deliver Mortie Malherbe Memorial Lecture (11 October)

Prof Michael Freeman, one of the global leading experts in the field of Family and Children’s Law, will be the presenter of the Mortie Malherbe Memorial Lecture on 11 October in the JC De Wet Hall in the Old Main Building on the campus of Stellenbosch University. With this lecture tribute is paid to Prof […]

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Women and children worst affected by climate change

Despite a number of international meetings, protocols and conventions to address and mitigate the effects of climate change, there has, for the most part, been a failure to address the economic, social and cultural rights of millions of people worldwide. And those most at risk of the devastating effects of climate change are children, women, […]

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Students rewarded for hard work

The hard work of 696 students from the Faculties of Law and Economic and Management Sciences (video) paid off on Wednesday evening, 7 December at the fourth December graduation ceremony of Stellenbosch University (SU). “All of you have worked hard for your degrees, and you can feel proud of your respective achievements,” Dr Johann Rupert, Chancellor […]

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Traditional Knowledge Bill ‘unworkable’ – Prof Owen Dean

The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill – the so-called Traditional Knowledge Bill – that was approved in the National Assembly on 29 October 2011 is “unworkable”. This is the view of Prof Owen Dean, holder of the Anton Mostert Chair of Intellectual Property at Stellenbosch University and a leading expert in the field in South […]

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Media helps to limit corruption, expert says

The independence of the news media and the robust nature of investigative journalism in South Africa help limit corruption, Dr Sope Williams-Elegbe, a lecturer in law at Nottingham University in the UK, said at an international conference on the regulation of public procurement in Africa, hosted by Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of Law on Tuesday (25 […]

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Teach law students tenets of transformative constitution – SU professor

Legal education in South Africa needs to be aligned with the aims of a transformative constitution. This was the view of Professor Geo Quinot of the Faculty of Law at Stellenbosch University (SU) in his inaugural lecture in the Jannasch Hall of SU’s Conservatoire on Monday (19 September). According to Quinot, legal education must change […]

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Proposals to strengthen tenure security

Constitutional rights regarding tenure were discussed at the recent Colloquium on Law and Poverty at Stellenbosch University (SU). The three-day colloquium, which was hosted by the Faculty of Law, ended on Tuesday [31 May]. It was part of the HOPE Project initiative on Combating Poverty, Homelessness and Socio-Economic Vulnerability under the Constitution. Mr Gustav Muller, […]

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Colloquium on Law and Poverty

Local and international legal heavyweights are set to congregate at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies (STIAS) from 29 to 31 May 2011 for a Colloquium on Law and Poverty being hosted by the Law Faculty of Stellenbosch University. Former Chief Justice Pius Langa will be the guest of honour at a dinner on Monday, […]

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Equality in the market can help solve capitalist crisis, says expert

We find it difficult to deal with the current capitalist crisis and to resolve it. This was the opinion of Professor Nancy Fraser, Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics at the New School for Social Research, New York and fellow at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), during the fourth STIAS public lecture of 2011 […]

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