Faculty of Law hosts Southern African Law Teachers’ Conference

Southern African society continues to face a multitude of challenges. High levels of poverty and unemployment, inadequate infrastructure and electricity supply, crime and rising levels of corruption, and the various legacies of colonialism and apartheid all add to the toxic mix threatening lives and livelihoods.

To counter this, the southern African region depends on well-functioning and just legal systems to find socially just responses to these obstacles.

The Southern African Law Teachers’ Conference, hosted by the Faculty of Law of the North-West University (NWU), aims to explore innovative and practical ways in which the people, through the legal system, can build resilience and social justice in an ever-changing world.
Featuring sessions in various legal fields ranging from constitutional, customary and private, environmental and cyber law to legal education, among other disciplines, the conference promises to explore these vital issues and offer expert insight through its theme: Law, Resilience and Social Justice in the 21st Century.

“We view hosting this conference as a great opportunity to contribute to the achievement of economic, racial and social justice for all,” says Dr Neo Morei, executive dean of the Faculty of Law.

This conference of the Society for Law Teachers of Southern Africa takes place from 15 to 19 January at the Sun City Convention Centre and will bring together various specialists, members of the legal fraternity and teachers in the field of law from major universities.

For more information, email SALTC2024@nwu.ac.za.

Submitted on Wed, 01/10/2024 - 13:04