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...
SocioLegal Studies Early Career Workshop 2017
From 17-19 August 2017, CLS at UCT, hosted the inaugural Sociolegal Studies Early Career Workshop. This was an intensive writing workshop which saw a small and promising group of draft papers from advanced postgraduates or recent PhD's, receive...
Women Leading in Law Conference
CLS’s Kelley Moult was a panelist at the Women Leading in Law Conference held at in Cape Town on 15 September 2017. Speaking on the panel entitled ‘Embodying Leadership Identity’, Kelley discussed journies to leadership with co-panelists Rehana Khan...
CLS Blogspot
This blog aims to be a platform for dialogues, confrontations and conversations that foreground critical sociolegal issues and experiences. We seek to encourage mutual learning and self-reflection and welcome a diversity of voices and perspectives.
The Centre for Law and Society recently welcomed Vitima Jere and Nolundi Luwaya to the CLS team. Vitima (left), a full-time staff member since early 2017, will be co-ordinating all the Centre’s Hub-related activities and events. Nolundi joins the...
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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 ....


POSTPONED:  This event has been postponed.  An alternative date will be communicated as soon as possible. Apologies for any inconvenience.  

CLS will be hosting the second Law and Society in Africa Seminar Series titled, ‘Casting the first Stone…Leadership and Followership in Underdeveloping Africa’, on Tuesday 31 October from 13h00 until 14h30.

Join us as we engage with arguments around Africa’s decline from the 1960s when successive nations attained independence and discuss whether the continuous underdevelopment of Africa may be attributed to flawed systems or rather flawed leadership and complacent followership.

Use the attachment above to diarise the event and don’t forget to RSVP at for catering purposes.