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Introduction and Background

The Law Faculty boasts of rich tradition and since its inauguration in 1921. Various prominent alumni have made deep impressions on society; both in South Africa and globally. We believe that the Faculty must continue to with this prestige, and educate alumni of excellence. This, however, is comprised of two important tenets: the most qualified and accessible academic staff, who will in turn create a welcoming space in which we can deliver the best achieving students. Or, to put it in another way: what must we do to educate the next Judge President?

To assist requires a great deal of additional funding. This necessity led to the creation of the Trust in 2013. Currently, trust capital is at R42,2m, due in large to the contributions of alumni and friends of the Law Faculty. Our aim is to have amassed R100m by the centenary in 2021.

Use of funds

There are several projects supported by the Trust, of which here are a few: Bursaries for postgraduate students, who mostly accomplish LLM and LLD degrees. Supportive funding to academic staff, which includes study bursaries, research initiatives to foreign countries and other research. A case in point is that of a lecturer that attended Oxford University and attained a first class BCL. Currently, he is a lecturer at the Faculty. Another important factor is the continuation of financial assistance to academic staff; our prestigious lecturers are targeted by both local and international institutions with financial incentive.

The funding of academic material, as the University provides a paltry R70k per annum for this. Without premier literature, we simply cannot educate law students. The Writing lab; as we found that despite the fact that we have the best law students, they do not necessarily possess the writing skills necessary for the legal profession. Lectures by foreign and visiting academici and practicing legal professionals.

How can you assist?

Please make a donation to the Trust. You are more than welcome to specify to what ends your money should be utilised. These donations can be made in monetary terms or listed shares (please, no Capital Gain Tax), and please note that the relevant tax exemptions apply. You can find the details here, or click here to donate.

Conclusion

South African universities are under constant financial strain, and if we wish to not only maintain the quality and standards present, but also expound upon it, we need to contribute. No one else will care for our descendants but us.

 
trustees
chris otto (chairman)
bcomm (1970) LLB (1972) (Stell)
Chris is an entrepreneur. He is a founding member of the PSG Group, and was a part of the team that founded Capitec Bank. He still serves as director of both companies.

After graduation he spent 25...
george steyn
BComm (1970) LLB (1972) (Stell)
George matriculated from Paarl Gymnasium. He then joined the PEP Group immediately after graduation, and was appointed managing director in 2005 and served in this position until his retirement in 2011...

Prof Gerhard Lubbe
BA LLB (Stell) LLM (Yale)
Professor Lubbe started his professional academic career in 1977 as a lecturer in Private Law at the University. He also served as Dean to the Faculty of Law for five years, retiring from this position in 2012. Professor Lubbe’s main focal areas are the law of...
Michiel le Roux
BComm LLB (1972) DComm (hc)
Michiel graduated from the University of Stellenbosch and, in addition, received a honourary doctorate in Commerce for his pioneering work in the field of banking. During his tenure at Stellenbosch University, he resided in Eendrag, where he and the Chair of the Law Faculty Trust...
Paul Meaker
BA LLB (1975) (Stell)
Paul matriculated from the Grootte Schuur High School and subsequently studied law at Stellenbosch. He worked as a lawyer for nearly three decades, for the most of it as a partner at Cluver Markotter. He’s current occupation is that of businessman, in Stellenbosch...

Steve Georgala
Bcomm LLB Hdip Co Law
Steve articled at the renowned Big Five law firm Webber Wentzel, and was subsequently appointed as partner.

After his partnership at Webber Wentzel, Steven joined Maitland International Holdings in...

chris otto (chairman)
bcom (1970) LLB (1972) (Stell)
Chris is an entrepreneur. He is a founding member of the PSG Group, and was a part of the team that founded Capitec Bank. He still serves as director of both companies.

After graduation he spent 25 years in Johannesburg, learning of business and people.

He has lived in Stellenbosch since 1997, and both his children are alumni of the University. He hopes that his grand children will become Maties one day, too.

george steyn
BComm (1970) LLB (1972) (Stell)
George matriculated from Paarl Gymnasium. He then joined the PEP Group immediately after graduation, and was appointed managing director in 2005 and served in this position until his retirement in 2011. He also serves on the Council of the University of Stellenbosch.

Currently, George resides in Stellenbosch with his wife, Miets. They are also the proud parents of four children, all alumni of the University.

Professor Gerhard Lubbe
BA LLB (Stell) LLM (Yale)
Professor Lubbe started his professional academic career in 1977 as a lecturer in Private Law at the University. He also served as Dean to the Faculty of Law for five years, retiring from this position in 2012. Professor Lubbe’s main focal areas are the law of contracts, cession, and estoppel, of which he has published several articles. He follows in the footsteps of the legendary Proff. JC de Wet.

He is married to Lyn and the proud father of three daughters.

Michiel le Roux
BComm LLB (1972) DComm (hc) (Stell)
Michiel graduated from the University of Stellenbosch and, in addition, received a honourary doctorate in Commerce for his pioneering work in the field of banking. During his tenure at Stellenbosch University, he resided in Eendrag, where he and the Chair of the Law Faculty Trust, Chris Otto, shared a room in his first year.

Michiel has been living in Stellenbosch since 1968, and has seen four of his children graduate from the University.

Paul Meaker
BA LLB (1975) (Stell)
Paul matriculated from the Grootte Schuur High School and subsequently studied law at Stellenbosch. He worked as a lawyer for nearly three decades, for the most of it as a partner at Cluver Markotter. He’s current occupation is that of businessman, in Stellenbosch

He is married to Erna and the father of three children, all of them alumni of the University. They currently live in Stellenbosch.

Steve Georgala
Bcomm (1979) LLB (1981) (Stell) Hdip Co Law (Wits)
Steve articled at the renowned Big Five law firm Webber Wentzel, and was subsequently appointed as partner.

After his partnership at Webber Wentzel, Steven joined Maitland International Holdings in Luxembourg, and assisted with the expansion to a certifiable global giant. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Maitland Group.

He is married to Corrie and has three children, currently living in London.
 
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The banking details of the Law Faculty Trust with regards to donations, are as follows:


Account name: US Deposito Rekening
Bank: Standard Bank
Account number: 073006955
Branch code: 050610

As a reference, use “(donator name) 9720/5373”.
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