College of Law

Keeping law up to date with science

One of four winners of the 2018 Unisa Principal's Award for Excellence in Research, Dr Safia Mahomed is shifting her research trajectory towards ethico-legal issues of the fourth industrial revolution in the context of healthcare. Read more

Macdonald's on a mission to revive traditional dispute mechanisms

The emerging researcher at Unisa's Institute for Dispute Resolution in Africa says there is a place for customary law in South Africa. Read more

Internationally renowned lawyer and alumnus appointed Executive Dean of the College of Law

My immediate and long-term priorities are transformation, excellence and sustainability. All three are interrelated. My approach is that excellence without transformation is not sustainable, but transformation without excellence has no integrity at all. Read more

Humanitarian law knowledge boosted by Unisa, Red Cross course

Twenty representatives from across Africa recently descended on Unisa to attend the 16th All Africa Course on International Humanitarian Law which examined, among others, issues pertaining to armed conflict. Read more

Unisa academic’s research on biobanking now SA policy

Senior lecturer, Dr Safia Mahomed, is helping to ensure that biobanking in South Africa is approached in a way that respects and protects the rights of research participants. Read more

Royal support for Unisa road safety meeting

The Institute for Dispute Resolution in Africa and the Department of Police Practice hosted an awareness event in Makapanstad last year to engage with stakeholders who can contribute to peace and harmony in the community. Read more

It’s moot and it matters

As South Africa gears up to celebrate Human Rights Day, meet two students who are not only experts in human rights locally, but who honed their continental expertise representing Unisa at the 26th All African Human Rights Moot Court Competition in Mauritius last year. Read more

Unisa LLB programme receives thumbs up from CHE

Unisa has warmly received the great news from the Council on Higher Education on the accreditation of its LLB programme. Read more

Have a heart

Unisa’s Centre for Public Law Studies is co-hosting the 15th All Africa International Humanitarian Law Course with the International Committee of the Red Cross. Read more

Dr Phumudzo Munyai is his only competition right now

The Unisa law academic is the first South African to obtain a PhD in competition law and aims to position the university as a leader in the field. Read more