Professor Chuma Himonga has been awarded the DST NRF Chair in Customary Law.
Professor Hanri Mostert and Professor Jaco Barnard-Naude will be presenting public lectures at the annual Stellenbosch Woordfees, being held from the 1 - 7 March. This is part of the "Reg met Afrikaans" lecture series.
In his inaugural lecture held on the 24 November 2009, Professor Anton Fagan refuted the argument that the Bill of Rights is reason enough for changes to the country's Common Law.
Ubuntu is short for the African expression umuntu ngumuntu ngobantu, directly translated it means that 'a person is a person through other people'. Professor Drucilla Cornell understands this as a principle of transcendence whereby people can overcome their own selfish interests and create an ethical community.
Several members of the department have recently published books.
The theme for this year's edition of the Acta Juridica is 'Dignity'. The collection of essays, which will be edited by Professor Drucilla Cornell and Dr Jaco Barnard-Naude is based on papers presented at the highly successful Dignity Conference, held at the Faculty on 26th and 27th of July 2007.