Law News

Question-and-answer session with Gerrie Nel a major success

On 26 May 2021, the Student Law Council of Potchefstroom (SLCP) hosted an event with Adv Gerrie Nel, who spoke about his journey as an advocate.

Students had the opportunity to engage with him and ask him questions they have always wanted to ask him regarding the legal field.

Let your old clothes live!

The Faculty of Law at the North-West University is collecting unwanted clothing, shoes and ties to distribute to communities and students in need.

Dr Neo Morei, executive dean at the Faculty of Law, decided to implement the project.

“When I was…

NWU webinar will probe 2021 South African local government elections

The Faculty of Law at the North-West University (NWU) will be hosting a webinar titled “The 2021 South African local government elections at a crossroad: synchronisation” on 20 May 2021 from 12:00 to 14:00.

The panel members for this webinar…

South African experts weigh in on Copyright Amendment Bill

The Copyright Amendment Bill has been stalled since December 2020 due to a number of constitutional reservations that were raised by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

The President singled out some of the Bill’s provisions, such as guaranteeing remuneration to artists, and expanding…

Moms and children behind bars have pros and cons

In South Africa, a woman can live with her child at a correctional facility while serving time for the crimes she has committed. This is permitted for the first two years of the child’s life and allows the mother and child to bond.

According to a study conducted by Belinda Ruzvidzo, a North-West University (NWU) LLM graduate, children…

Being visually impaired does not hold this NWU alumnus and PhD graduate back

Disability is not inability. Advocate Jan Tladi confirmed this statement when he defied the odds and became the first completely blind student to graduate with a PhD from the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus. Jan enrolled at the NWU Business School in Mahikeng in 2017, and successfully completed his…

NWU academic selected for Ubuntu Dialogues Fellowship Exchange Programme

Dr Allison Geduld, an academic at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Law,  was recently selected to take part in the Ubuntu Dialogues Fellowship Exchange Programme.

Ubuntu Dialogues is an exchange project between Stellenbosch University…

NWU rewards exceptional lecturers

​The North-West University (NWU) celebrated the torchbearers of its teaching excellence during a virtual event. The best-of-the-best lecturers of 2020 were acknowledged for their work in taking teaching and learning to higher levels during the annual Teaching Excellence Award (TEA) ceremony, which was streamed online on 25 March. The NWU is…

NWU alumnus appointed as assessor for Legal Essay Writing Competition

North-West University (NWU) alumnus Prof Retselisitsoe Phooko was appointed by the South African Law Reform Commission (SALRC) as one of the assessors for the SALRC Legal Essay Writing Competition.

The competition, is dedicated to the memory of the late Chief Justice Pius…

Passing away of Prof Stephen de la Harpe

It is with great sadness that I have to announce the passing away of Prof de la Harpe, the executive dean of the Faculty of Law, this morning, 18 February 2021, after being admitted to hospital in early January this year. He passed away as a result of Covid-19 related complications.