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Saturday, 23 September 2017
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Law Faculty Focus: Law in Africa

Some of the world's oldest legal systems began in Africa. In the north, the ancient Egyptian kingdom used a civil code, founded on the idea of Ma'at, the cornerstones of which are tradition, rhetorical speech, social equity and impartiality. Today, many legal histories and traditions – some local, others imported with colonialism – create the warp and weft of law in Africa, informing everything from marriage and mining to intellectual property and gender rights. Helen Swingler looks at some of the work UCT's law scholars are doing in Africa.

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 12:45
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Law Faculty Focus: Pressing Questions

A rampant drug trade, xenophobic violence, government corruption, rising income inequality and executive compensation – Yusuf Omar gets to grips with the legalities around some of society's tricky questions.

Publication Date:
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 12:45
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Publication Date:
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 17:30
Habib and Davis Judge for Themselves

Summer School hosted a lively discussion late last month when eminent academics Professors Dennis Davis and Adam Habib debated key issues relating to democracy and higher education in South Africa.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 11:15

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