The Research Indaba @ Law hosted a very successful three-day research retreat from 26 to 28 June 2012. Fifteen papers were presented at the retreat.
Issues discussed in the presentations included:
- The challenges of National government’s intervention in Provincial and local spheres of government in South Africa;
- workplace bullying;
- the significance of MIT approaches in transforming the LLB curriculum;
- rape and sexual abuse;
- same sex marriages and the Recognition of Customary Marriages Amendment Bill;
- and the role of traditional leadership in the regulation of rights to water.
Various court judgments were reviewed. These included:
- The significance of C and Others v Department of Health and Social Development, Gauteng and Others in the removal of a child in need of care and protection;
- the SANDU caseand the right to procedural fairness;
- and Swart v Beagles Run Investments 25 (Pty) Ltd and its relevance to creditors’ interests.
Dr T Thoahlane, the new technical editor of the International Journal of Law, Society and Development, attended the retreat as a special guest. He provided support and guidance to the presenters every step of the way.
Prof R Songca, the Executive Dean of the College of Law urged the Indabas to finalise their papers and submit them to journals for publication, and thanked all the participants for their hard work.
*Story submitted by Gugu Nkosi