Ms Sanelisiwe Shangase (bottom picture), winner of the 47th Ellie Newman Memorial Moot Court Competition. Also pictured are finalists and judges of the KZN High Court Division.

Moot Court Competition Winner Pleasantly Surprised by Victory

Ms Sanelisiwe Shangase, winner of the 47th Ellie Newman Memorial Moot Court Competition, was pleasantly surprised to be the victor of the competition. This is a flagship moot court competition of the School of Law that is aimed at familiarising LLB students with various aspects of litigation and courtroom procedure. Four finalists Mr Aston Gevers,

LLM cum laude graduate, Ms Kirstin Hagglund.

Law Student Graduates Cum Laude

Durbanite, Ms Kirstin Hagglund, graduated with a Master of Laws degree cum laude at UKZN’s Spring Graduation ceremonies. Hagglund’s dissertation was a comparative study which looked at the laws of Germany and America. She said that in South African criminal law, intention will extend to those consequences which are foreseen by the accused as a result of engaging in

Ms Nokukhanya Biyela graduates with a Master’s degree at the UKZN Spring Graduation ceremonies.

Thesis Explores Virginity Testing as Women Empowerment

Ms Nokukhanya Biyela’s Master’s thesis in Child Care and Protection explored virginity testing as a tool for women empowerment. UThukela District Municipality’s Maiden Bursary Scheme (MBS) for girls and/or young women who are virgins motivated Biyela to conduct her research. The 16 female students awarded the bursary had to remain virgins while in receipt of

High Schools Mini-Moot Court Competition Overall Winner, Ms Ayanda Dlamini, with Professor Managay Reddi.

High School Learners Compete in Mini-Moot Court

The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN) School of Law, in partnership with the Luthuli Museum, recently hosted a Mini-Moot Court Competition for Grade 11 high school learners. The competition was aimed at creating greater awareness about the justice system and encouraging learners to pursue a career in Law. Twelve high school learners presented legal arguments to a panel

UKZN Director of Human Resources Development, Ms Busisiwe Ramabodu congratulating the recipient of the Talent Excellence and Equity Scholarship, Mr Andile Khumalo.

UKZN Grows Its Own Timber to Transform Academia

In an effort to contribute towards the transformation of the academic landscape in South Africa, the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Human Resources Development Unit established the Talent Excellence and Equity Acceleration Scholarship in 2014 which forms part of the University’s Graduate Development Programme. The Scholarship targets top performing Undergraduate African students in their final year of

Law Student in Oxford University Summer Programme on International Affairs

Second-year UKZN Law student Mr Ethan Chetty has been selected among 15 of the world’s most promising students in Politics, Law and Commerce to take part in the Summer Programme on International Affairs at Oxford University in England. ‘I was invited to apply for the programme by an executive member of the Oxford Diplomacy and Geopolitics

UKZN Academics Making Their Mark on High Level Policy Formulation

UKZN academics have been making important contributions to policy debates in South Africa and in Africa. On the first issue, the South African Cabinet in May this year approved the Intellectual Property Policy Phase 1, which to date is the most far-reaching attempt to transform the patent legislation as it affects public health by introducing

Mr Bonginkosi Shozi (right) and Dr Donrich Thaldar, on the steps of the Palace of Justice in Pretoria.

Law Student Experiences Law in Action

Mr Bonginkosi Shozi, a Master’s student at UKZN’s Law School, got to experience the world of legal practice up close as he accompanied his dissertation supervisor, Dr Donrich Thaldar, to the Pretoria High Court. Dr Thaldar, a UKZN academic and experienced advocate, was arguing a ground-breaking constitutional case before the Pretoria High Court. Speaking on

Ms Priyanka Naidoo

UKZN Law Alumna Now a Harvard Graduate

When summa cum laude graduate Ms Priyanka Naidoo was awarded the Emma Smith Overseas Scholarship at the 2016 UKZN Scholarship Awards ceremony, she was already pursuing a Master’s in International Criminal Law. She then planned to use the scholarship to pursue a second Master’s degree at either Harvard University in the United States or at the University of

Mr Justice Albie Sachs with the School of Law’s Dean, Professor Managay Reddi; staff and students.

Land Expropriation Can Happen Peacefully Judge Albie Sachs

Retired Judge of the Constitutional Court Mr Justice Albie Sachs says expropriation of land in South Africa can be done peacefully through powerful and meaningful dialogue. Sachs was speaking to UKZN staff and students and members of the public during the launch of the University’s Student Chapter of Amnesty International South Africa. The event was