Associate Professor Alistair Price was recently awarded P-status by the National Research Foundation – a rating awarded to young researchers (40 years or younger) who have held their doctorate or equivalent qualification for less than five years at the time of application, and who are recognised as having the potential to establish themselves as researchers within a five-year period after evaluation, based on their performance and productivity of quality research outputs during their doctoral studies and/or early post-doctoral careers.
The department is proud to have academics of this calibre in its ranks, and we await confirmation of other recent NRF ratings awarded to our academic staff.
Helen Scott has written a short piece in The Conversation on the implications of the South African law of defamation for the publishers of the Rhodes University 'reference list', a list of the names of eleven alleged rapists which has been widely circulated on social media.
“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.
The UCT Law Faculty hopes to appoint a number of LLB graduates to act as teaching assistants during 2016.
As a teaching assistant you will be expected to tutor LLB students, carry out a certain amount of marking and assist the students in your classes. In the Commercial Law Department you will also be involved in the courses that the department offers to non-law students. In addition you will be expected to fulfil a number of administrative responsibilities, including the invigilation of exams and tests (outside ordinary work hours). Although this is a full-time position, you will be given substantial time in which to pursue your own research interests. We strongly encourage TAs to register for graduate research degrees; candidates who plan to do so will be given preference in the selection process. TAs qualify for the staff fee rebate.
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.
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".
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.
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.