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Teaching Assistants 2018: Applications now open
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 09:15

The UCT Law Faculty hopes to appoint a number of LLB graduates to act as teaching assistants during 2018.

Private Law TAs Mary Jiyani and Martin Fischer off to Oxford
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 10:45

Mary Jiyani and Martin Fischer, both teaching assistants in the Department, are off to Oxford this month to read for the prestigious BCL degree. Mary, who is from Malawi, is a recipient of both the Mandela Rhodes and the Rhodes Scholarships, while Martin is a Chevening Scholar. Both taught Comparative Legal History at UCT, and plan to specialise in advanced private law theory at Oxford.

Recently published: Professor Helen Scott op-ed published in The Conversation
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 12:00

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.

Professor Hanri Mostert appointed to SARChI Chair
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 10:30

Professor Hanri Mostert is one of five prominent female researchers at UCT to have been awarded South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) Chairs in their respective fields as part of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and National Research Foundation (NRF) initiative to promote women in research.

Recently published: Commentary on the Consumer Protection Act
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 11:00

“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.

Teaching Assistant Positions 2016
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 15:00

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.

Just Published - de Waal and Paleker, South African Law of Succession and Trusts: The past meeting the present and thoughts for the future
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 17:15

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.

Professor Chuma Himonga hosts workshop on customary marriage
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 14:00

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".

Conference in Honour of Chief Justice Pius Langa
Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 13:45

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 holds international colloquium on expropriation law in the Netherlands
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 13:45


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.