UKZN’s Navi Pillay Research Group Launched

The School of Law recently launched the Navi Pillay Research Group (NPRG) in honour of Judge Dr Navanethem “Navi” Pillay. The group is a collaboration between UKZN’s Law School through Professor Managay Reddi, Professor Angana Chatterji of Berkeley University and Stanford University Libraries to honour and celebrate the formidable legacy and tireless agency of the

UKZN Confers Honorary Doctorate on Former Public Protector

UKZN conferred an Honorary Doctorate on former Public Protector Professor Thuli Madonsela in recognition of her tireless dedication to the Constitution, for being a fearless advocate for social justice and for her contribution to the betterment of the South African society through the promotion of democracy. Madonsela said she views this accolade as a form

Cum Laude for Bachelor of Laws Graduate

‘I was motivated to pursue a qualification in Law after I started debating in high school. I initially took up debating because I was extremely shy and wanted to learn to be more confident, but then I fell in love with researching different topics and constructing arguments, as well as listening to other people speak

Bachelor of Laws for eThekwini Lawman

Mr Khanyisani Mthembu, who teaches at the Durban Metro Police Academy, graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree. ‘My passion for Law started in high school, umpteen years ago but I was not able to pursue my dream because my parents did not have the funds for university. Today I am proof that a dream

Break from Professional Soccer Pays off for Masters Graduate

Former Lamontville Golden Arrows midfielder and LLB graduate Mr Njabulo Lucky Sithole graduated with his Masters of Commerce in Maritime Studies. The soccer star who traded his football career for one in Law, is exploring his love for maritime studies and the ocean economy in his job at Bidfreight Port Operations (Bidvest). ‘When I was

Law Qualification for UKZN RMS Officer

‘I pursued this qualification due to my desire to develop my investigative skills as I have been in this field for the past 15 plus years, 13 of which were within the Intelligence Unit of the South African Police Service before joining UKZN in 2017.’ So said Mr Thula Clement Sibisi who graduated with a

Courageous Spirit Earns Graduate Law Degree

Despite challenging personal circumstances, Mr Sifiso Magubane of Mosley Park in Pinetown received his Bachelor of Laws degree. Between his mother’s death, going through a divorce, financial strain, failing a semester and juggling the roles of being a father, a “mother”, a student and a breadwinner, Magubane almost didn’t complete his studies. ‘It was a

LLM Research Puts NHI Legalities Under the Microscope

Medical doctor and Masters in Medical Law graduate Dr Manake Mokone is educating himself on the legalities of the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) to better serve his patients. ‘I have been a general practitioner in Gauteng’s Sebokeng (zone 14) township for the past 30 years. My interaction with mainly African patients revealed that they

UKZN Academics Present at International Cyber Security Conference in Portugal

UKZN academics postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Law, Dr Trishana Ramluckan, and senior lecturer in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Dr Brett van Niekerk contributed to five papers presented at the European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security hosted by the University of Coimbra in Portugal. The papers were collaborative

Law Students Attend PTA High Court Case

Five postgraduate Law students attended a constitutional case in the Pretoria High Court that related to health law. These students are all doing research as part of an inter-disciplinary consortium under the auspices of UKZN’s African Health Flagship. The law component of the consortium is headed by, Dr Donrich Thaldar, an academic in the Law