In enabling the study of the theory and practice of mineral law, this course focuses on building understanding of the complexities of the mineral laws of selected African jurisdictions in their historical, constitutional and political setting. It introduces the topic by dealing with the prevalent regulatory frameworks for mineral law in Africa, and the core concepts. It deals specifically with the nature and content of rights to minerals.
This course is aimed at students interested in the regulation of the oil and gas sector, with a particular focus on the legal framework governing this sector. It will provide an overview of the role-players in the industry, as well as the various stages of project development. It focuses on selected practical and theoretical aspects of the South African law of oil and gas.
Developing well-rounded and socially conscious students is an integral part of UCT’s 2020 vision to create global citizens. In support of this, UCT Careers Services’ Beyond School Careers Programme runs its Career Education Workshop, which equips UCT students across faculties and study levels with the skills to be careers ambassadors in communities - both locally and beyond South Africa’s borders.
In enabling the study of the theory and practice of mineral law, this course focuses on building understanding of the complexities of South African mineral law in its historical, constitutional and political setting. It introduces the topic by dealing with the origins and historical development of mineral law, and the core concepts thereof. It deals specifically with the nature and content of rights to minerals and the current regulatory framework for these rights.
This course aims to deepen LLB students’ understanding of key aspects of property law, particularly expropriation law by enabling them to explore and specialise in topical areas of this field of study.
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We seek several students, a postdoc and a research technician to join our NRF ACCESS funded “Seasonality in the Cape” project exploring the impacts of changes in rainfall seasonality on vegetation and birds in the global biodiversity hotspot of the Greater Cape Floristic Region (GCFR). Changes in seasonality of rainfall might have profound impacts for this highly diverse and endemic vegetation in the only winter-rainfall dominated region of sub-Saharan Africa.
Our project will combine large-scale outdoor experiments with remote-sensing and citizen science data across the GCFR to tackle this issue. Opportunity exists for the development of key skills in: field experimental approaches, collecting and analysing physiological, demographic and community data, ecological remote sensing and data analysis. All student positions start 1 July 2018 and the post-doc and technician position 1 June 2018.
See the attached advert for more details.