Reasons to be Proud - #R2bP: Ten outstanding young graduates from Southern Africa have been announced as the Rhodes Scholars-Elect for 2023. 

South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) was designed to prevent our private data being used unlawfully. But how much protection do we really have?

Attorney and esteemed academic, Professor Deon Erasmus, who was inaugurated as full professor in the Faculty of Law at Nelson Mandela University last year, cautions that justice must be adhered to.

The entire issue of prospecting or production for oil, gas or any other substance in the little understood marine environment has to start with how to safeguard it against potential damage.

Nelson Mandela University and the Open University of Mauritius signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on establishing a Fisheries Law Enforcement Academy as part of FishFORCE’s expansion to cover much of the Western Indian Ocean. 

Ocean-loving attorney and master’s student Yonela Ndila is passionate about ocean governance and the law of the sea.

Using the principles of international law and the regulatory systems in Germany and the UK, the PhD study of Roelof van Huyssteen proposed a new renewable energy statute for South Africa to promote environmental, economic and social development and to assist South Africa towards a just transition.

Acceptance speech by Emeritus Professor Martin Tsamenyi for the honorary degree "Doctor of Laws (Maritime Law) (Honoris Causa)" from Mandela University.
 The New Law Building has been published in the latest issue of Architect & Builder Magazine.

With a passion for social justice, legal education and personal growth and development, it was no fluke that Nelson Mandela University’s former Executive Dean of the Faculty of Law, Professor Avinash Govindjee, rose to the bench of the Eastern Cape High Court at Makhanda.

Under the umbrella of celebrating excellence, Nelson Mandela University recognised its top academic, professional, administrative and service staff in the categories of research, teaching, engagement, creative outputs and institutional support on 23 November.

The Law Clinic at the Missionvale Campus is a full-fledged law firm which provides free legal services to people in need, and at the same time gives students opportunities to train in a real-life setting.

The Covid-19 pandemic has tremendously impacted our student community by drawing bold lines that essentially deprive us of physical interactions, which used to define a vibrant student life known for its enriching experience through socialisation with one’s peers, while developing skills needed for university and beyond.

Prof Henry Lerm says the SA MedicoLegal Association has a huge role to play in curbing excessive medical expenditure and litigation.

Africa requires a country and university to take the lead in governance and intellectual development for the blue economy and sustainable conservation of the continent’s oceans, says Emeritus Professor Martin Tsamenyi who is being conferred with an Honorary Doctorate of Law (Maritime Law) from Nelson Mandela University during the virtual graduation ceremony for the Faculty of Law on Thursday 22 April.

Reasons to be Proud - #R2bP: The UNODC’s E4J (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s Education for Justice) project, of which Nelson Mandela University is one of four participating universities in the world, recently received the 2020 UN Secretary General Award for Innovation.