The Centre for Law and Society (CLS) is an innovative multi-disciplinary centre in the Faculty of Law where scholars, students and activists engage critically with, and work together on, the challenges facing contemporary South Africa at the intersection of law and society.
Through engaged research, critical teaching and robust exchange, CLS aims to shape a new generation of scholars, practitioners and activists, and to build the field of relevant legal theory, scholarship and practice, that is responsive to our context in South Africa and Africa.
The Centre provides an interactive space to collaborate on solutions to pressing social injustices, and incubates people, ideas and projects to promote justice.
CLS will be hosting a Thought Leader Encounter on Thursday the 4th of October.
Nyasha Karimakwenda will discuss her doctoral research which examines how legal and policy discourses on gender violence in South Africa have invisibilised the scale and manifestations of marital rape.
Integrating the subject of violent forms of ukuthwala (abduction for purposes of marriage), Nyasha will speak to how archaic and culturalist depictions of marriage relations distort women's experiences of marital rape, and silence their voices.
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CLS will be hosting a Law and Society in Africa seminar on Wednesday the 10th of October. Join us for a discussion on defining intellectual spaces in the face of ongoing calls to restructure academic spaces and bring in new voices and approaches to addressing socio-legal issues.
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