Pretoria Student Law Review 2020-14
Editor in chief: Simon Motshweni
Editors: Adelaide Chagopa, Kayla Thomas, Marcia van der Merwe, Nicholas Herd & Phenyo Sekati

ISSN: 1998-0280
Pages: 243
Print version: Available
Electronic version: Free PDF available


About the publication

Honoured to present to you, the reader, the very first special edition of the Pretoria Student Law Review (PSLR), an annual publication which is the pride of the best law faculty in Africa. The PSLR is a student driven law review that creates an interactive forum for students, academics and legal professionals to discuss topical legal matters that challenge the status quo.

Fittingly, this edition endorses articles addressing a critical and topical issue in legal academia: the decolonisation of legal education, and ultimately, the law as a whole. I believe that such a topic sparks important conversations in a ‘post-colonial’ South Africa. I am thankful to Primrose E R Kurasha, Dr Gustav Muller, Prof Ademola Oluborode Jegede and Annette Lansink for building relations that have allowed me the great opportunity to drive this ship, the PSLR, into newer heights by introducing the special edition. I am truly proud of the work that the authors have put into their articles and I would like to thank them for their submissions and tireless efforts to produce quality articles. More-so, I am proud of the Editorial Board for being able to work under intense pressure to produce a publication par excellence. This edition would have not been possible without the dedication and hard work of this dream team. To Adelaide Chagopa, Kayla Thomas, Marcia van der Merwe, Nicholas Herd and Phenyo Sekati, it has been a privilege to have worked with you on this special edition. A special note of thanks to Dr Gustav Muller for his continued and immeasurable support throughout this journey.

To you future author, I implore you to start writing, for the water does not flow until the faucet is turned on. To you the reader, Jurgen Zwecker (2018 Managing Editor of the PSLR) was right: enjoy the read — without fear to question what is in front of you, for that is the only way we, as scholars, grow.

Simon Motshweni

Table of Contents

Editors’ note: Special Edition
by Simon Motshweni

Introduction to the Pretoria Student Law Review: Special Edition on the decolonisation and africanisation of legal education
by Annette Lansink & Ademola Oluborode Jegede

Historically white Universities and the white gaze: Critical reflections on the decolonisation of the LLB curriculum
by Mankhuwe Caroline Letsoalo & Zenia Pero

Transformative legal education in the South African context
by Ropafadzo Maphosa & Nomathole Nhlapo

Decolonising legal education in South Africa: A review of African indigenous law in the curriculum
by Joshua Mawere

Extrapolating the role of transformative constitutionalism in the decolonisation and Africanisation of legal education in South Africa
by Paul Mudau & Sibabalo Mtonga

Breaking the language barrier in legal education: A method for Africanising legal education
by Thokozani Dladla

Critical legal education: A remedy for the legacy of colonial legal education?
by Emerge Masiya & Given Mdluli

Decolonisation of the law curriculum in South Africa through the prism of a lived experience
by Mandisi Magula & Shatadi Phoshoko



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