Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law

Social media now a field for serious research

While some people might think the social media field is purely for popular consumption, it has become a separate field of study for research in its own right.

NWU researcher advocates paternity leave

South Africa’s employment history has very little written about employed fathers compared to records about working mothers. However, fathers have been out in the workplace, away from home, longer than mothers have.

Cooperation: A universal law

The North-West University prides itself as being not only one of the top-ranking universities in the country, but in Africa as well. In addition to that, the university boast numerous international partnerships that puts it on the forefront of our forward global surge towards creating a future that is rife with possibilities and unbound by constraints that inhibit our common cause: prosperity.

Teaching and learning go online as NWU takes education to people

The Covid-19 pandemic has fundamentally disrupted teaching-learning activities in South Africa and across the globe. It also challenges how we think about education and assessment, in general.

NWU professor appointed as High Court judge

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Prof Elmarie van der Schyff of the Faculty of Law has been appointed as a judge in the Gauteng Division of the High Court after President Cyril Ramaphosa signed off on her appointment this week.

NWU Law Faculty hosts gala dinner

The North West University’s (NWU) Faculty of Law recently hosted an extravagant gala event in Potchefstroom, with students, staff, alumni and stakeholders celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, among others.

As the court pleases – third-year Mahikeng students triumphant in mock trials

A team of third-year students from the Faculty of Law on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Mahikeng is this year’s winner in the popular annual NWU Juta Mock Trial competition that took place in Potchefstroom on 20 August.

NWU-Juta mock trials: It is time for the scales of justice to tip

The exciting final of the annual North-West University (NWU) mock trials, hosted by the Faculty of Law with the support of Juta, will take place on 20 August at the Sanlam Auditorium on the campus in Potchefstroom.

Amberley, an angel in disguise

A guardian angel is defined as an angel believed to protect a particular person, for instance from danger or error, and that is exactly what two-year-old Labrador Amberley is to her owner, Lindi Opperman.

Adv Thuli Madonsela awarded NWU honorary doctorate

On 23 May 2019, the North-West University (NWU) rewarded an experienced and well-respected individual in the field of law for the enormous role she has played in promoting democracy in South Africa, with the promotion of good governance and accountability being her first priority.