Category Archives: Nuus / News

COVID-19 Notice to students/COVID-19 Kennisgewing aan studente

Dear Law students We understand that during this new reality there is a great need for communication in order to avoid misunderstandings and to limit concerns or anxiety due to our changed environment and way of work. We therefore want to make the following clear whilst giving an undertaking that we will again communicate as new…

Covid-19: Message to all law students

16 March 2020 Dear Student, Earlier today the rector, Prof Wim de Villiers, announced that SU will suspend lectures from 17 March and will continue via online tuition from 30 March 2020. The Faculty of Law will implement this decision and the following is applicable: All in-person classes and assessments will discontinue. This suspension is…

Prof Madonsela included in Forbes Africa-list

Prof Madonsela was recently included in Forbes Africa’s 50 Most Powerful Women-list. The compilation is based on women in business, politics, media, science, sports and public life positions. “They are reshaping history, closing inequalities and pioneering new avenues of wealth creation and in turn, lifting others with them”, as written by Mashokane Mahlo in the…

New visiting academic: Dr Zhang Xiaohu

Dr Zhang Xiaohu from Xiangtan University (China) is currently a visiting researcher at the Development and Rule of Law Programme (DROP) at Stellenbosch University. The Law School of Xiangtan University hosts the only Research Centre in China specialising in African laws and society. Dr Xiaohu is both the deputy director of the Centre for African…

Inaugural Annual Social Justice Lecture

Please join us for Inaugural Annual Social Justice Lecture: “Social Justice and Economic Inclusion: Where to South Africa?” delivered by Judge President Dennis Davids. Kindly rsvp before or on 17th February to socialjustice@sun.ac.za.  

Disaster Displacement and Role of Free Movement of Persons discussed

On 27-28 November 2019, the Stakeholder Workshop on “the role of free movement of persons agreements in addressing disaster displacement in Africa” was officiated at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies (STIAS). The workshop was jointly organised by the Swiss based Platform for Disaster Displacement (PDD); the Development of the Rule of Law Programme (DROP),…

Prof Thuli Madonsela delivers her inaugural lecture

On 11 November 2019, Prof Thuli Madonsela delivered her inaugural lecture ‘Administrative Reviews through a Social Justice Lens’. The lecture was held at the Adam Small Theatre and was well-attended by colleagues, friends of the Faculty, family and friends of Prof Madonsela, students as well as local and national guests. Prof Thuli Madonsela het haar…

Three day seminar: Administrative Law for State Functionaries

Seminar date: 18-20 November 2019 Gain information, insights and tools for understanding administrative-law implications for public decision makers and confidently navigate everyday governance and related administrative decisions in state affairs. This three-day seminar offered by the Faculty of Law at Stellenbosch University will help participants understand administrative-law considerations that courts expect them and their principals…

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…