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Faculty of Law

Executive Dean
Prof Avinash Govindjee
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Fisheries Law Enforcement Academy



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Private Law & Social Justice Conference 2017


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Faculty Statement CHE National LLB Review

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South African Research Chair in the Law of the Sea and Development in Africa


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Faculty Community Outreach

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The Faculty of Law notes with grave concern the increased levels of inter-group hatred in South Africa and the many incidents of insidious hate speech, including the use of derogatory racial slurs, especially on social media sites.

The Faculty is committed to the advancement of freedom of expression in South Africa, but is also mindful of the fact that the right does not include the advocacy of group hatred, which incites others to cause harm, or the use of disparaging epithets to address the individual members of certain groups in society. Such speech undermines the integrity, dignity and equality of vulnerable group members, upsets social cohesion and nation building, and is not to be tolerated in the democratic society envisaged by the Constitution.

The staff and students of the Faculty of Law undertake to uphold and advance the Constitution and will not abide racism, the harmful stereotyping of target groups or the advocacy of group hatred inciting harm.

Diversity Month

The Nelson Mandela University has six (6) values. Having respect for diversity being amongt those values. The Institution stives to reflect and serve diverse regional, national and global communities and to foster an environment in which diversity is appreciated, respected and celebrated.
Vision 2020 declares the Nelson Mandela University: “To be a dynamic African university, recognised for its leadership in generating cutting-edge knowledge for a sustainable future.”
Diversity month is in August and will be celebrated by means of a number of events. For information on Diversity Month, visit the CANRAD website

Nelson Mandela - By Himself


"Our people have the right to hope, the right to a future, the right to life itself. No power on this earth can destroy the thirst for human dignity. Our land cries for peace. We will only achieve it through adherence to democratic principles and respect for the rights of all"

-Nelson Mandela 

King William's Town, Bhisho, South Africa, 8 September 1992

Student Success at a glance

"Student success is being self-aware, understanding one's own strengths and weaknesses, mindfully setting and achieving one's personal goals with persistence and commitment, and taking co-responsibility with staff and support structures to progress academically, and to graduate as holistically developed, responsible citizens." - Office for Institutional Planning

For a soft copy of the quarter two (2) infographic relating to student success, produced by The Office for Institutional Planning, click here.

Moot Court Final



The Faculty hosted it's first event under the institutions new name: "Nelson Mandela University". We are extremely proud to be the only university named after this global icon.


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Women's Day Celebration




The ladies of the Faculty were treated to a breakfast hosted by the Reeva Rebecca Steenkamp Foundation. 

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Barack Obama quotes Nelson Mandela



"No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background or his religion..."


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