Law House is committed to the students of the Faculty of Law. The 2013/14 Law House Executive Committee strives to create and maintain unity and celebrate diversity whilst maintaining a healthy balance between academic, social, sporting and community outreach events for our members.
Apart from providing our members with an easily accessible system of past papers, we also coordinate sporting events such as hockey, volleyball, soccer, rugby and netball. Community outreach projects are important to us and we aim to get law students involved in their communities, making them aware of the socioeconomic needs and the importance of ploughing back into the community. And then there are the many social events to relax and get to know one another… celebrating student life to the full!
Our objective for this term of office is to dedicate our time to the students of this Faculty and to create an atmosphere indicative of the reputation that the Faculty is famous for. We shall provide our members with regular news and updates to ensure that our time at the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria is an unforgettable one!
For any information come see us at Law 1-44 next to the Law Kiosk! You're always welcome! See you soon!
Social Development Month (October) - 22/10/2014
Pro-poor strategies such as social grants, the national school nutrition programme and the expanded Public Works Programme, amongst others, reflect a better understanding in that the most vulnerable are assisted to break the poverty trap.
Limpopo’s tomato growers have to face up to climate change - 20/10/2014
Limpopo Province produces 66% of the total annual tonnage of tomatoes grown in South Africa. The province is also deemed particularly vulnerable to the impact of climate change, partly because it is exposed to extreme weather events. A new study demonstrates the extent to which current climate change scenarios are likely to impact tomato production and proposes possible methods for farmers to mitigate the impact.
Walking the tightrope - 20/10/2014
Twenty first century organisations can be as large and powerful as countries, yet the communication and knowledge revolution has shrunk the planet and its people into a global village. These extremes of size and a shifting environment force organisations to walk a tightrope balancing people, planet and profit.
UP conducts validation trial for IDEXX’s new pregnancy test for cows - 17/10/2014
Improved pregnancy rates among cattle mean greater profitability for dairy and beef farmers. IDEXX, an international company dealing with diagnostic products in animal health, recently approached the University of Pretoria with a request to conduct a project to assist in devising reliable, cost-effective methods for diagnosing pregnancy in cattle. This led to the bovine pregnancy test validation trial, which is being conducted in the South African dairy industry.
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man presents his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.