Gideon Rossouw

Our colleague, mr Gideon Rossouw, lecturer at the North-West University’s Mahikeng Campus passed away during the evening of 1 July 2021. Our condolences go to his family, colleagues and friends. He will be sorely missed.

A colleague from the Law Faculty wrote: "For me the news was quite unexpected. I knew that he was in hospital with Covid as we regularly communicated. Gideon’s way was to be wonderfully passionate about things, sometimes even dramatic. Gideon was not only my colleague at the Faculty, but a friend. We taught some modules together, he in Mafikeng, I in... read more


SA Copyright Academics Weigh in on Copyright Amendment Bill

South African Copyright Academics Weigh in on Copyright Amendment Bill

 

On the eve of a Parliamentary meeting to review the President’s Constitutional reservations, a group of leading copyright and constitutional academics have identified technical changes to meet all of the President’s concerns.

The South African Copyright Amendment Bill  has been stalled since the President sent it back to Parliament to consider revisions in light of reservations about its constitutionality. The President singled out the Bill’s provisions to guarantee remuneration to artists and to... read more


Prof Stephen de la Harpe, passed away

Prof Stephen de la Harpe, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Law, North-West University passed away on thursday, 18 February 2021. He has been in the ICU for the last six weeks.

The Faculty wants to convey its sincerest condolences to his wife, Hanri, their daughters, Kara, Shani, Lana and Janke, friends and colleagues. We want to thank them for sharing their husband and father with the Faculty these past few years.

He was always calm, happy and content with a deep love for his wife and children. He always had a kind word for everyone he met. Inherent he was a true lawyer... read more


Invitation & Call For Papers

INVITATION & CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE NWU FACULTY OF LAW CORPORATE & FINANCIAL MARKETS LAW CONFERENCE 28-29 OCTOBER 2021 AND SPECULUM JURIS JOURNAL SPECIAL EDITION

North West University (NWU) Faculty of Law wishes to invite you to present a paper at the NWU 1st Corporate & Financial Markets Law Conference, virtually on 28-29 October 2021, owing to the current covid-19 challenges. The theme of the conference is: confronting the effects of the covid-19 pandemic on corporate governance, corporate insolvency and financial education measures in practice.

More... read more


Invitation 1st Corporate & Financial Markets Law Conference 2021

Date: 28 -29 October 2021

Venue: Virtual

Theme: Confronting the effects of the covid-19 pandemic on corporate governance, corporate insolvency and financial education measures in practice

Call for Abstracts Keynote speakers: Prof FHI Cassim (Specialist Committee on Company Law) Prof JJ du Plessis (Deakin University) Prof PC Osode (University of Fort Hare) Prof L de Koker (La Trobe University)

More info


Prof Lourens du Plessis passed away

Prof Lourens du Plessis, a gentle intellectual giant, passed away on Saterday 6 February 2021

Prof Lourens du Plessis, was one of the great minds of this country. His intellectual ability surpassed all of those around him, yet he was known for his gentleness and humility. He was never afraid to say what he thinks and his criticism of the former government more than once brought him and his family into big trouble. It was, however, difficult to refute any of his arguments, as they were based on fact and intellectual rigour.

He... read more


NWU-UFH Bursary Scholarship Advertisement

North-West University and University of Fort Hare-RAVAC: NWO-NRF Project: Water-Energy-Food communities in South Africa:

Post-Doctoral and Post-graduate bursaries 2021

The Netherlands Science Research Foundation (NWO) and the South African National Research Foundation (NRF) awarded funding for a project entitled:

Water-Energy-Food communities in South Africa: multi-actor nexus governance for social justice?

It is a multi-disciplinary project awarded to the University of Utrecht and University of Groningen in the... read more


Researcher Package for Post-Doctoral and Post-graduate bursaries

North-West University and University of Fort Hare-RAVAC: NWO-NRF Project: Water-Energy-Food communities in South Africa: Post-Doctoral and Post-graduate bursaries 2021

Click here for the advert


Academic Freedom Lecture

For more info:  http://news.nwu.ac.za/nwu-hosts-lecture-academic-freedom

 Video:  Click here

 


Masters (LLM) Scholarship

Call for Applications

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the South African Research Chair in Cities, Law and Environmental Sustainability (SARChI CLES) invites applications for a comprehensive 2-year LLM Scholarship (2021-2022).

The objective of this Masters Scholarship Programme is to build research capacity in the context of the work of the KAS Strong Cities 2030 Programme and CLES. Together, these institutions aim at adding new knowledge to the research fields of good urban governance, urban law, sustainable cities and the global and African regional development... read more


PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS

PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES DURING 2019.   Annually the Faculty of Law recognizes the outstanding achievements of their students within the academic, leadership, cultural and sports fields. We are grateful to also have build strong relationships over the years with stakeholders sponsoring award prizes, and participate in our functions.We want to congratulate our students with their different awards as listed below. Hard work en dedication is key to your success, of which we are extremely proud of. More info: Click here


Dr Angela van der Berg

Dr Angela van der Berg who were awarded her doctorate last week from the Faculty of Law and a member of the Research Chair, CLES has just been appointed as an Assistant Professor of International Justice and Global Challenges at Leiden University, Netherlands. We congratulate her in this achievement.

https://www.facebook.com/NWUFacultyofLaw/photos/a.646780745377895/295683...


Projects on Water and Energy food - NRF

Two projects with South Africa on water-energy-food nexus

The South African National Research Foundation (NRF) and NWO granted two projects in the first call for proposals of the Cooperation South Africa-The Netherlands research programme. The projects target solutions that balance trade-offs and amplify synergies between the food, water, and energy sectors while simultaneously preserving the environment.

Granted projects Nexusing Water, Energy and Food to Increase Resilience in the Cape Town Metropolitan Region - Principal investigators: Prof. J.M. Monstadt & Prof. M.S.... read more


Research@NWU

Welcome to the fifth edition of the North-West University's research and innovation newsletter, Research@NWU. The aim of the newsletter is to showcase research projects, researchers and relevant events.Click on the above image to view this edition, or copy the following link into your browser: https://bit.ly/2lo8DbV


NWU's SARChI CLES Chair invites applications for a comprehensive 3-year PhD Scholarship

The Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation (KAS) and the NWU's SARChI CLES Chair invites applications for a comprehensive 3-year PhD Scholarship, commencing in January 2020.

The Scholarship is intended for a student in the field of public law and governance with an emphasis on urban development and cities.

For more details, see the attached document / follow the link or contact: Mr Felix Dube at felix.dube@nwu.ac.za

Applications close on 30 September 2019.

https://www.facebook.com/264536924191041/photos/pcb.412029932775072/4120...


A former student of the NWU Faculty of Law, Adv Jannet Gildenhuys

A former student of the NWU Faculty of Law, Adv Jannet Gildenhuys was appointed as Senior Counsel with effect from 30 July 2019. Jannet completed her LLB degree (cum laude) at the NWU in 1993. She also completed her LLM at Emory University (Atlanta, USA) in 1996 and her LLD in 2002 at the University of Stellenbosch. She joined the Pretoria bar in 1999 and specialises in various property law related fields such as mineral and mining law, the law of servitudes, environmental law, water law, planning law, expropriation and valuation law as well as in related administrative and... read more


Prof Christa Rautenbach received Humboldt Alumni Award

Congratulations to Prof Christa Rautenbach who received her Humboldt Alumni Award from Dr Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany last night. We are extremely proud of you.

Every year, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants up to four Humboldt Alumni Awards to promote innovative networking initiatives of alumni of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation fellowship and award programmes.

It is designed to support initiatives, not covered by the Foundation's existing sponsorship and alumni programmes, and also to promote academic and cultural relations... read more


Dr. Brews Soyapi, post-doctoral fellow

Dr Brews Soyapi, post-doctoral fellow at the NWU, has been invited as an expert to represent South Africa at the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment (Prof. David Boyd's) regional consultation to be held in Geneva at the UN from 20-21 June. This is an immense achievement and testimony to his expertise in human rights and the environment. 

It is a closed expert meeting by invitation only which will bring together experts and practitioners from diverse environmental and human rights backgrounds, to discuss experience and best practices of... read more


European-based summer school for postgraduate researchers

Ms Angela van der Berg (PhD Research Fellow and Programme Coordinator at the South African Research Chair:

Cities, Law and Environmental Sustainability (CLES), NWU, Faculty of Law) has been selected to participate in a European-based summer school for postgraduate researchers. The summer school is fully funded by the organisers and will take place from 6 - 12 May at Hasselt University in Belgium. The summer school pertains to "Methods and strategies to monitor and manage human impact on urbanized protected areas (UPA)." It is an interdisciplinary, international summer school of... read more


Public lecture by Prof Helmut Aust

You are cordially invited to a public lecture by Prof Helmut Aust from the Freie Universitat, Berlin.The lecture is taking place at the Faculty of Law on the 12th of September at 17:00.    In his lecture, Prof Aust focuses on the Paris Climate Agreement and the role of sub-national authorities (eg city governments) in moving forward on its implementation.   For more information, see the attached or contact: Prof Anél du Plessis - anel.duplessis@nwu.ac.za   https://twitter.com/NWUFacultyofLaw