Study Investigates Protection of Child Victims During the Criminal Justice Process

The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa states that every child has the right to be protected from abuse. However, in her work in law enforcement and social work, Ms Bathabile Ngubane (42) has witnessed child victims failed by the criminal justice system. To identify the root causes, she embarked on a research study

Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing Focus of LLM Study

Unregulated or Not? A Legal Analysis of South Africa’s Legislative Framework Relevant to Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing was the title of Ms Amy Gooden’s research dissertation which earned her a Master of Laws degree at UKZN in May. Gooden explained that direct-to-consumer genetic testing refers to DNA-based genetic tests that can be ordered and undertaken by

LLM Study Recommends Mandatory Reporting of Child Sexual Abuse

Her passion for working with vulnerable people to find solutions to their problems motivated Ms Makhosi Mpanza (43) to read for a Master of Laws in Child Care and Protection which led to her graduating at UKZN in May. Growing up in Inchanga and working as a social worker at Childline KwaZulu-Natal, Mpanza knows that

LLM in Environmental Law for Green Scorpion

UKZN coastal zone management and legal expert Professor Warren Freedman congratulated local environmental management expert Ms Vanessa Maclou on the successful completion of the Master of Laws degree. Titled: A Critical Analysis of South Africa’s Coastal Access Laws in Light of the Principle of Coastal Environmental Justice, Maclou’s study tackled the issue of beach apartheid

Hard Work Pays Off for Law Summa Cum Laude Graduates

Maintaining a constant pace and striving for excellence enabled Law students Ms Layla Shah and Ms Shanice Naicker to graduate summa cum laude. They also received UKZN scholarships. ‘The night I received my final results I could not stop crying. It was one of the greatest moments in my life,’ said Shah. During the course of

SAPS Station Commander Awarded LLB

Captain Simangele Gxeyane (34) has added a Bachelor of Laws to her long list of achievements. The young station commander who is stationed at Mehlomnyama joined the South African Police Service (SAPS) at the age of 19 and steadily climbed the ranks, which motivated her to pursue a Law degree. ‘I completed my Bachelor of Arts in

Unanswered Questions in Two Court Cases Lead to Research for Master of Laws Degree

LLM in Maritime Law cum laude graduate and admitted attorney Ms Amy Gevers says unanswered questions in two court cases she was involved in while practising as an attorney led to her doing research on them for her degree. Gevers, who is currently a law researcher at the Office of the Chief Justice, hopes her study titled:

Study Experience at UKZN Rewarding for German LLM Cum Laude Graduate

German national and Master of Laws cum laude graduate Ms Emily Lewis says studying at UKZN has not only secured her a qualification but also an opportunity to experience South Africa. ‘I have always wanted to add to my qualifications and study abroad – visiting South Africa has been a big dream of mine,’ said

Regulation of Electronic Disciplinary Proceedings During COVID-19

The issue of job security – brought into sharp focus following the outbreak of the pandemic – spurred Master of Laws graduate Ms Lynndene Raymond into researching the regulation of electronic disciplinary proceedings in a post COVID-19 environment. Senior Industrial Relations consultant and Litigator at LabourNet, Raymond says she decided to change her research direction