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With(out) Law Conversation Invitation: Does the Law Support Activism 23 May 2018
CLS will be hosting Mandi Mudarikwa (Legal Resources Centre), Bronwyn Pithey (Women Legal Centre) and activists from the Social Justice Coalition for the first With(Out) Law of 2018.
Black Panther and Post-colonial Africa
Law and Society in Africa Seminar Invitation: Wakanda Forever? CLS will be hosting a Law and Society in Africa seminar, this Tuesday (22 May), looking at some of the themes emerging from the movie Back Panther.
Collaboration with the Equal Education Law Centre
In 2017 CLS and the EELC came together for an exciting and stimulating collaboration. Working together the two Centre’s facilitated a cross pollination between the world outside of the University and the world inside the University. Through a...
CLS Welcomes Students to 2018
In February 2018, CLS Staff members participated in the Law Faculty’s Orientation Week Programme for new law students.
2017 has been a bumper year for the CLS Hub
Aiming to be a vibrant and supportive space for convening dialogues, conversations and confrontations around law and/in society and for showcasing a diversity of voices, perspectives and disciplines that shape law in practice, the Hub’s activities...
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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.

Upcoming events ....

Wakanda Forever? CLS will be hosting a Law and Society in Africa seminar, this Tuesday (22 May), looking at some of the themes emerging from the movie Black Panther. Join us for a discussion on how the movie may help shape our re-imagining of the the sociopolitical and economic structure of the continent in the hopes of building a truly wealthy egalitarian continent where assertions such as 'wakanda forever' induce pride in the African identity.

RSVP to pbl-cls@uct.ac.za

CLS will be hosting Mandi Mudarikwa (Legal Resources Centre), Bronwyn Pithey (Women Legal Centre) and activists from the Social Justice Coalition for the first With(Out) Law of 2018. 

Join us on Wednesday 23 May, as we explore themes under the question: How the law can be used in support of activism, and what challenges that poses. The conversation will engage with several issues including activists resorting to judicial overreliance and accessing the law in the absence of effective policing.

RSVP to pbl-cls@uct.ac.za for catering purposes.