Postgraduate Studies in Private Law
The Department of Private Law has an extensive programme of LLM options and courses, under the Faculty's School for Advanced Legal Studies at
Tips for Students
The Faculty of Law seeks to support its students towards completing their LLB degrees. To this end, the Faculty runs mentoring programmes, and a student wellness facility for mental health in Kramer, and also runs support classes for students...
Preliminary Level LLB
The bulk of preliminary level LLB courses are Private Law courses. These include Foundations of South African Law, Law of Persons & Family, Law of Property and Law of Succession.
Research and Publication
The Department of Private Law has a very active research and publishing profile. Department academics are regularly involved with writing new books and publishing research on areas of Private Law.
Private Law
Private Law is the law that deals with relationships between individuals and includes, amongst many other areas of law, African Customary Law; Law of Delict, Law of Contract and Law of Property; as well as Law of Persons and Family.


Tuesday, 19 February 2019
Recently published: Commentary on the Consumer Protection Act

“The looseleaf Commentary on the Consumer Protection Act was recently published by Juta (Original Service, 2014). The co-editors are Prof Tjakie Naudé of the Department of Private Law at UCT and Prof Sieg Eiselen of UNISA. The book consists largely of a section-by-section commentary on the Consumer Protection Act (“CPA”) and relevant regulations.

Publication Date:
Wed, 10 Jun 2015 - 11:00
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.

Publication Date:
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 - 17:15
Recent publications by members of the Department

Publication Date:
Fri, 30 May 2014 - 12:30
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".

Publication Date:
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 - 14:00