Programme facilitators for the Bachelor of Laws academic
programme say they are geared up and ready for their first intake of
1st year students after they received accreditation from the Council
on Higher Education (CHE).
Both the Dean of Faculty (Humanities, Social Sciences and Law),
Professor Sikhumbuzo Mfusi, and Head of Department (Legal studies)
Noni Ludidi, assured that the programme has returned stronger than ever,
with updated policies which include reinforcement of staff, new teaching
and learning strategies and resources.
“The accreditation of the Bachelor of Laws programme is exciting for the
Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences & Law. At WSU, we have always
prided ourselves as one of the country’s most successful institutions that
produce legal practitioners of the highest calibre,” said Mfusi.
He added, “It really is exciting to realize that the programme has overcome
the setbacks, and able to again admit students in the 2021 academic year.”
The department also prides itself in being a pillar of strength for the
community in the legal field, with their Law Clinic providing free legal
advice and representation for the community where the matter goes
Ludidi said “Community engagement is at the heart of the LLB with
community outreach initiatives being offered in all levels of the LLB;
culminating in Street Law and Law Clinic in the final year. In addition, our
students are trained on social justice matters so that on completion of
their degrees they can be an asset to their communities.’
This programme has produced the likes of South African lawyer, public
speaker, author and political activist, Adv Thembeka Ngcukaitobi, and
Ngangelizwe born Criminal Attorney, Zincedile Tiya, who have become
huge players in the legal fraternity.
by Ongezwa Sigodi