Professor André van der Walt (incumbent of the South African Research Chair in Property Law) was awarded the status of Distinguished Professor at the University of Stellenbosch. The award is valid for five years or until the appointee retires. The recipients will receive their awards at a special ceremony on 8 August 2014.
In this first round, 33 professors from all faculties at the University of Stellenbosch were awarded the status of Distinguished Professor, two of whom are from the Law Faculty. To qualify for this award, the candidate must have been appointed as professor at the University of Stellenbosch for at least five years; must have excelled continuously over the last three years; must enjoy international stature; and must have proven leadership in higher education, research and publication.