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, 17 September 2019
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
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.


Publication Date:
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 - 13:45