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This is why the University of Cape Town May Stop Offering Law Degree

It's reported that the CHE had raised concerns about UCT's academic support for black law students and the success rate of black students in general.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is one of the leading universities in Africa and the world. Yet its law faculty may lose accreditation for its Bachelor of Laws (LLB) undergraduate program.


This was after the Council of Higher Education (CHE) released a statement on Wednesday, following its National Review of LLB Program, stating that UCT, the University of Zululand and University of Limpopo were at risk.

Walter Sisulu University's law qualification has already been withdrawn, while the three institutions under question have until May 2018 to prevent this by responding to the concerns raised by the CHE.

It's reported that the CHE had raised concerns about UCT's academic support for black law students and the success rate of black students in general.

"We have taken note of the CHE's particular focus on excellence, ethics and equity, and the critical need for transformation across the industry," said Dean of UCT's Faculty of Law, Penelope Andrews. "These are all issues that the faculty has been deeply immersed in for several years now and has made significant progress on. As we take some of these developments for granted now, we suspect that our initial submission may not have adequately detailed the extent of those activities, discussions and reflections within the law school."

Read the full reports on News24 and Daily Maverick, and read UCT's full response on the university's website.

Interview

Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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