Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Faculty of Law, North-West University

South Africa

The North West University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a postdoctoral fellowship in the Faculty of Law. Applicants interested in pursuing a legal academic career in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. The fellowship will enable an outstanding doctoral graduate to obtain experience of research, innovation, and community service at a higher education institution under the mentorship of established researchers.

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South Africa Law Deans' Association (SALDA) Statement on Continuing Gender-Based Violence

We, the Law Deans of the South African Law Deans' Association (SALDA), are deeply distressed by the continued perpetration of gender-based violence, including femicide, in South Africa. The recent and brutal killing of Ms Nosicelo Mtebeni, a law student at the University of Fort Hare, is an urgent reminder that without immediate action, the constitutional rights to gender equality and freedom and security of one's person are meaningless.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to Ms Mtebeni's family, friends, the staff and students at the University of Fort Hare.

SALDA calls for all organs of state, including…

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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 Potchefstroom. He also became a friend over the years.
What do I know about Gideon?…

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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 expand exceptions for educational, research, disability, and other public interest uses of…

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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 and always challenged us and the students to think deeper, to come up with solutions rather than… 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.

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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)

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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 retired a few years ago as a Research Professor from the Faculty of Law, North-West University. He…

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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 Netherlands and the North-West University (NWU) and the University of Fort Hare (UFH) in South Africa.

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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

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