Law News

NWU hosts seminar on inclusivity of women in the legal profession

By: Phenyo Mokgothu and Fambisa Mabotse

The Faculty of Law on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus hosted its first-ever cross-campus student seminar aimed at empowering women in the faculty.

Refilwe Tsatsimpe was the programme director of the event that took…

The cannabis conundrum: legal lines need to be drawn between home and workplace

In 2018, the Constitutional Court of South Africa legalised the cultivation and use of cannabis, provided that it is for private use by an adult person in a private place.

In her master’s-degree research carried out at the North-West University (NWU), Advocate Dineo Mongwaketsi looked at the legal implications of the legalisation of…

NWU student and social-justice activist says no to gender-based violence

By Oldrin Masowa

He still vividly recalls all the tragic moments like it was yesterday. The discomfort every day, the roars and sleepless nights that left him feeling powerless. But even though the torture and suffering were unbearable, even though it sometimes crippled his very being, he was never broken. Now…

NWU academic reappointed as ambassador to global Magna Charta Observatory

After having been selected for the first time in 2015, North-West University (NWU) academic Prof Klaus Beiter has been reappointed for a second term as one of 16 ambassadors to the global Magna Charta Observatory (MCO) in Bologna.

He is one of only three ambassadors from South Africa, the other two being a former vice-chancellor of a…

I put it to you – second-year Vanderbijlpark students victorious in NWU Juta Mock Trials

A team of second-year students from the Faculty of Law on the Vanderbijlpark Campus of the North-West University (NWU) are this year’s winners in the popular annual NWU Juta Mock Trial competition that took place in Potchefstroom on 15 August.

Omphemetse Malebese, France Richia, Ayanda Sibisi and Tsitsi Sithole walked away with the…

NWU alumnus is first female municipal manager

North-West University (NWU) alumnus Advocate Dineo Mongwaketse has recently been appointed as the first-ever female manager for the Mahikeng local municipality, and assumed office on 1 August.

Advocate Mongwaketse recently graduated with an LLM degree from the NWU. She also holds an LLB and MBA degree from the NWU, as well as a BTech in…

From the newsroom to a PhD in law

The story of Dr Elfas Torerai is a classic case of focus, determination, persistence and success personified. He started off as a rookie journalist, plying his trade in community newspapers. Before long, he joined the mainstream media where he rose to become the provincial correspondent of the now defunct The New Age/AfroVoice.


Enter the “courtroom”! NWU-Juta Mock Trials return with in-person competition

The popular annual NWU-Juta Mock Trials competition is back in full force, with last year’s virtual format making way for an in-person competition this year.

“We are very excited to have everyone back in our mock courtroom,” says Adv René Koraan, director of Professional Development and Community Engagement and senior lecturer at the…

NWU students to take part in the African Human Rights Moot Court Competition

Two North-West University (NWU) students – Africa Thaba from the Mahikeng Campus and Denise Geel from the Potchefstroom Campus – have been selected to represent the NWU at the 31st Christof Heyns African Human Rights Moot Court Competition. The competition will take place at British University in Cairo, Egypt from 25 to 30 July 2022.

How regulating mobile money can boost financial inclusion

North-West University (NWU) LLD candidate Elfas Torrerai has done a statutory analysis of the use and regulation of mobile money to promote financial inclusion in developing countries.

The title of his study is “A comparative statutory analysis of the use and regulation of mobile money to promote financial inclusion for the poor in…