Dan Mafora signs copies of his new book

In defense of the Constitution

As the country commemorates 30 years of democracy this year, part and parcel of the democratic project was a new vision for how one of the arms of the South African state – the judiciary – operates and delivers on its mandate.
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Constitutional Court: where are the judgments?

Nurina Ally & Mbekezeli Benjamin have published an opinion piece in GroundUp, on there not being a single Constitutional Court judgment delivered yet this year. They comment on the Court’s workload challenges & trying to address this.
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Arbitration in Africa - a new MoU

Following its launch last October (2023), UCT Law’s newest Research Unit – the Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Unit (ADRU) – has entered into a strategic partnership with the African Arbitration Association (AfAA).
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Why Law at UCT?


As the smallest Faculty at UCT, with close to 1,200 undergraduate and postgraduate students annually, the rigour of our degree programmes leads to UCT Law graduates being highly sought after, not only in South Africa but also internationally. 

Democracy and Social Justice

We are committed to furthering the goals of the Constitution. Our aim is to develop the next generation of skilled legal professionals who will ensure the maintenance and strengthening of an open, free and democratic South Africa. Our core objective remains teaching and research, but we are committed to maintaining a clear awareness of the social and global context in which our graduates will find their place.

Theory and Practice

The Faculty’s Law graduates are known for their capacity not only in legal theory, and its application, but also in their achievement of practical experience in law. This is a result of our community service opportunities for students, our superb moot court facility and our local and international academic & professional networks which ensure that we secure the best opportunities for students to gain experience elsewhere during their student years.