UP’s Law makes Top 100 in the world
According to the Times Higher Education Law subject ranking, UP has been ranked 92nd in the world of law after the University of Zurich in Switzerland.
Three UP law professors serve as international experts to the United Nations in Geneva: Prof. Dire Tladi, Prof. Ann Skelton and Prof. Christof Heyns.
UP Vice-Principal for Research and Postgraduate Education, Prof. Stephanie Burton, was quoted on UP’s website saying, “We are delighted that UP’s Faculty of Law has received this recognition. This is a tribute to the culture of excellence we maintain as an institution.”
UP SRC President sworn in as Tshwane Councillor
On 29 September, UP SRC President Kwena Moloto was sworn into the Tshwane municipal council as one of its youngest serving councillors.
Moloto will be serving under the DA as a Proportional Representation Councillor for the City of Tshwane.
Hours before the swearing-in ceremony, he released a statement on Facebook ensuring UP students that he will carry on serving them in his capacity as SRC President and will use his new position as councillor to advocate for all students and address several issues faced by them.
Student leaders from several organisations, including former UP SRC President Mosibudi Rasethaba, took to social media to cover their congratulatory messages to Kwena and placed emphasis on how “all other political parties” could learn from the DA in terms of placing the youth “in positions of responsibility”.
Compiled by: Refilwe Mofokeng and Charisa Mujuru