College of Law

Critically engaging with the identities of "man" and "animal"

Prof Jan-Harm de Villiers from Unisa's Department of Jurisprudence was awarded the 2020 Principal's Prize for Excellence in Research. His project foregrounds the challenges accompanying the utilisation of law in service of animal liberation. Read more

Encouraging women to achieve their research goals

Professor Rehana Cassim has been honoured as a woman who demonstrates outstanding leadership in research at the recent Unisa R&I Awards. Her list of achievements and highlights is the proof of the pudding. #WomensMonth Read more

From night-time security guard to doctor

Dr Perekeme Mutu is proof that with hard work and determination, nothing can stand in the way of one’s dreams. He recently graduated with not one, but two university degrees—achieved simultaneously—an LLB from Unisa and a PhD (Law) from UP Read more

Realising the dream of a truly integrated Africa

Delivering his inaugural lecture, the College of Law’s Prof Babatunde Fagbayibo mapped out a course for the African Union to make a meaningful impact on continental integration in Africa. Read more

Unisa mourns the untimely passing of Prof Vinesh Basdeo, the Executive Dean of the College of Law

The Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Unisa, Prof Puleng LenkaBula, and the university community have received with sadness the news of the passing of Prof Vinesh (Dr) Basdeo, the Executive Dean of the College of Law (CLAW), early this morning. Read more

Poachers are decimating SA’s reptiles - but does anyone care?

"South African snakes, from the harmless mole snake to the venomous Cape cobra, are suffering a similar fate. And, there is a massive market for reptiles overseas and collectors tend to love South African species," says Unisa's Prof Friedo Herbig. Read more

South African law is failing to make sure that ‘shadow directors’ are held accountable

Writing in The Conversation, Associate Professor Rehana Cassim of Unisa’s College of Law unpacks the role of so-called shadow directors in the state capture saga Read more

Cutting-edge research on African issues acknowledged

In his academic journey from a proud Unisa alumnus to an esteemed academic at the institution, Prof Babatunde Fagbayibo, who has been re-rated as a C2 researcher by the NRF, says that one of the things he has learnt is the importance of critical, Afrocentric engagement. Read more

Nominated for contributing positively to research

Unisa's Dr Mahlogonolo Thobane of the Department of Criminology and Security Science says being nominated for the HSRC-USAf 2020 Medal in Social Sciences and Humanities is something she does not underestimate. Read more

Unisan elected as first black president of CRIMSA

Dr Mahlogonolo Thobane, a senior lecturer in the College of Law, will serve a three-year term at the head of the Criminological Society of South Africa, a locally and internationally recognised, inter-disciplinary professional society, promoting theoretical and applied criminology and related disciplines in Africa and further afield. Read more