The Faculty of Law (UP Law) at the University of Pretoria (UP) is proud to confirm that during October and November 2020, Adv Leon Gerber in the Department of Public Law, managed the successful delivery of two postgraduate degree programmes — the LLM in Extractive Industry Law in Africa, and the MPhil in Extractive Industry Policy, Management and Regulation.
These multi-disciplinary programmes, which have been annually presented since 2016, are aimed at imparting a comprehensive understanding of the legal and policy aspects associated with the sustainable exploitation of mineral and hydrocarbon resource in Africa.
As the programmes were designed from inception to follow a hybrid-teaching approach, programme delivery could capitalise on the existing capacity to combine online lectures, digital study material and controlled face-to-face sessions, even during Covid-19 restrictions.
To safeguard and discharge the institutional duty of care to its students and staff, essential contact sessions were conducted with strict adherence to the Covid-19 operational parameters and operating procedures of the University, as well as that of the Faculty of Law.
The outcome of this approach allowed fourteen candidates, who represented a range of government, industry, and private practice stakeholders, to gain valuable insights concerning the latest regulatory developments in the extractive sectors.
A proud Dean Professor Elsabe Schoeman extended her 'appreciation towards Adv Leon Gerber for being the driving force behind these successful programmes.' She also extented hearty congratulations to all the graduates and wished them well with their future careers in these two fields of the law.
The 2021 programmes are already in progress.
Applications for admission to the 2022-intake of the:
LLM in Extractive Industries Law in Africa
MPhil in Extractive Industry Policy, Management and Regulation
will open in March 2021.
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