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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

New LLM Programme in Private Law and Human Rights to launch in 2015

The Department is delighted to announce the launch of a new LLM programme in Private Law and Human Rights in 2015. Read more...


Just Published - de Waal and Paleker, South African Law of Succession and Trusts: The past meeting the present and thoughts for the future

South African Law of Succession and Trusts: The past meeting the present and thoughts for the future has just been published by Juta, both as a freestanding volume and as the 2014 edition of Acta Juridica. The editors are Professor Mohamed Paleker of this Department and Professor Marius de Waal of Stellenbosch. Read more...

Recent publications by members of the Department

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Professor Chuma Himonga hosts workshop on customary marriage

On the 11th and 12th of February 2014, the National Research Foundation Chair in Customary Law at the University of Cape Town, Professor Chuma Himonga, in collaboration with Dr. Elena Moore and the National Movement of Rural Women, hosted a validation workshop on the preliminary findings of a study on “The Operation of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act (RCMA) and Rules of Intestate Succession handed down by the Constitutional Court in Bhe v Magistrate Khayelitsha”. Read more...

Conference in Honour of Chief Justice Pius Langa

On 16-17 January 2014 the UCT Law Faculty, in association with Acta Juridica, hosted a two-day conference honouring the life and work of the late former Chief Justice Pius Langa, co-organised by Dr Alistair Price of this Department. Read more...

Professor Hanri Mostert holds international colloquium on expropriation law in the Netherlands



Professor Hanri Mostert organised a colloquium on expropriation law in the Netherlands, under the joint auspices of UCT and the Groningen Centre for Law and Governance. The colloquium took place from 26-28 September 2013 at the University of Groningen and attracted 22 experts in this field of law from all over the world. Read more...

Doctor Lesley Greenbaum addresses LLB Crisis Summit

Dr Lesley Greenbaum was invited by the Law Society of South Africa, the General Council of the Bar, and the South African Law Deans Association to address the LLB Crisis Summit held in Johannesburg on 29 May. Read more...

Professor Danie Visser awarded Honorary Doctorate by Edinburgh University

Professor Danie Visser, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of UCT and Professor of Private Law, has been awarded an LLD honoris causa by Edinburgh University. Read more...

Professor Hector McQueen delivers 2013 Ben Beinart Memorial Lecture

Professor Hector McQueen, Professor of Private Law at Edinburgh University and currently a Scottish Law Commissioner, delivered the tenth Ben Beinart Memorial Lecture on 16 April 2013. Read more...

Professor Mohamed Paleker convenes conference on succession and trusts

A/Prof Mohamed Paleker has convened a conference entitled Law of Succession and Trusts, examining contemporary issues in succession and trusts law. The conference, held at UCT in September 2012, was attended by academics, judges, legal practitioners as well as professionals from the financial planning sector. Read more...

International seminar on "iniuria and the common law"

An international seminar entitled "Iniuria and the common law", co-organised by Professor Helen Scott of this Department and Dr Eric Descheemaeker of the University of Edinburgh, took place at All Souls College Oxford on 9 and 10 September 2011 Read more...


Law expert hones his creative writing

Creative mind: Assoc Prof Jaco Barnard-Naudé has sharpened his poetry writing skills, and graduates with a Master's in Creative Writing. Read more...


Law Faculty's new centre will encourage rigorous debate on Africanisation of the law

Prof Hanri Mostert is driving the establishment of the Centre for Comparative Law in Africa. Read more...