Owing to the ongoing impact of the Covid19 virus and future uncertainty as to its impact in the first half of 2021, the recently released formal University policy for postgraduate teaching in 2021 and the nature/number/composition of the students enrolled in our courses (comprising of both local and foreign students) we regret to advise that the block-teaching weeks for the Principles of Environmental Law Course (PBL5640F/PBL4640F) and the Land-Use Planning Law Course (PBL5641F/PBL4641F) will not be offered in face-to-face format next year and the presentation of the courses will accordingly be restructured into an online teaching format similar in approach to that used in the second semester of 2020.
Land-Use Planning Law is a very complicated and practical subject. In order to enable students to grapple with this complexity, students are tasked with preparing a legal memorandum opposing a fictitious development on an undeveloped property situated in Scarborough, Cape Town.
A record number of students enrolled in this year’s Land-Use Planning Law Module. On the final Friday of the first teaching block, the class relocated to Soetwater Conference Centre near Kommetjie for the day.
We are pleased to let you know that all our postgraduate programmes and courses are on offer in 2020. We have also determined the provisional block-teaching week dates. Please further note that Prof Alexander Paterson (Alexander.Paterson@uct.ac.za) will be the IMEL Programme Convener in 2020, and should you have any queries, please do be in touch with him.