College of Law

Unisa law student named top essayist

Gilbert Phindile Kato, an LLM student at Unisa and a candidate attorney at Webber Wentzel Attorneys, was recently announced as the winner of the LLM category at the Annual Legal Essay Writing Competition Awards ceremony. Read more

Dismissal of directors: South Africa’s law needs clarity on the role of courts

Writing in The Conversation, the College of Law’s Rehana Cassim says that when directors are unfairly removed from office by a hostile board, the legal remedies open to them are unclear. Read more

Unisa alum is Oxford-bound

Recent BCom Law graduate, Sarel van Baalen, who has won a scholarship to complete an MBA at the prestigious University of Oxford, says that he will most definitely encourage other professionals to further their careers with a Unisa qualification. Read more

Balneologist bags a power post

The International Geothermal Association has appointed Unisa's Dr Azwindini Ernest Tshibalo as its ambassador in South Africa to conduct research on geothermal energy and contribute data to a global database. Read more

Cornering the market

Two Unisa student entrepreneurs have joined forces to establish BartersConner, believed to be the world’s first textbook bartering exchange. Read more

Growing capacity for ODeL research

At a recent College of Law event, Prof Christine Ofulue from the National Open University of Nigeria stated that Unisa can develop an agenda through identifying fields that are relevant to the ODeL context. Read more

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