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The Ubuntu Project
Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 16:30

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.

Aarhus Convention Workshop
Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 16:29
International workshop on access to information, public participation and access to justice regarding Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), 19-20 May 2008.
Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 16:27
Professor Julian Kinderlerer attended the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety in Bonn, Germany between the 12th and 16th of May.
UCT Intellectual Property Research Unit hosts workshop in the Kramer Building
Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 16:21
On the morning of Friday, 25 April, the UCT Intellectual Property Research Unit hosted a workshop on "Reforming Copyright Law to keep pace with the Digital Age & a Developmental State".
Visitors to the UCT Intellectual Property Law Research Unit
Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 16:21
The Unit has invited a number of visitors to spend time working with us during the coming 2 years.
Members of the Department of Private Law release books
Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 16:19

Several members of the department have recently published books.

Acta Juridica 2008 to come out of the Department of Private Law
Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 16:18

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.

National Research Foundation A-Ratings
Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 16:00

Last year saw two members of the department, Professors Danie Visser and Drucilla Cornell, being awarded A-ratings by the National Research Foundation.

Teaching Assistant Positions - 2015
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:45

The UCT Law Faculty hopes to appoint a number of LLB graduates to act as teaching  assistants during 2015.  

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.

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.

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.