DEAN of Law Professor Hugh Corder has announced the appointment of six Honorary Professors and the re-appointment of another five as a means of bringing "lustre to the Faculty", and of honouring them.
"We also see this as an active process of building relationships between universities and indeed between countries," Corder commented.
The distinguished group of Honorary Professors includes an American, an Australian, a German, a Kenyan and a Zimbabwean, as well as two British academics and four South Africans. They will act as role models for all those attached to the Faculty and will participate in the Faculty's activities on "at least an annual basis", exposing staff and students to their wisdom and knowledge, said Corder.
The five re-appointments make distinguished reading and include Judges Dennis Davis and John Hlophe from the Cape High Court, as well as Professor Bob Hepple from Cambridge, Professor Jeffrey Jowell from London and Professor Reinherd Zimmerman from Hamburg.
The new Honorary Professors are:
Prof Yash Pal Ghai, currently chair of the Kenyan Constitutional Commission; Justice Yvonne Makgoro, an expert in constitutional, family and African customary law; Prof Winston P Nagan, a scholar of international repute who, ever since he went into exile in the 1960s, has been committed to South Africa; Justice Catherine O'Regan, a graduate of UCT; Prof Cheryl Saunders, considered the best-known constitutional lawyer in Australia; Prof Julie Stewart, Director of the Women's Law Centre in Zimbabwe.