University of Cape Town appoints Malawi’s professor Danwood Chirwa Dean of Law

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has last week announced the appointment of Malawi’s Professor Danwood Chirwa as the institution’s new Dean of the Faculty of Law.

 Danwood Chirwa: dean of law

Chirwa said in an interview with UCT’s news that he was humbled.

“I am humbled by my appointment and by the overwhelming support I’ve received from staff and students. They believe I will add value, bring stability, improve the way we work and the services we provide—that’s encouraging,” he said.

Back home, Chirwa contributes significantly to legal matters affecting Malawi in various spheres; and, through a number of platforms.

His comments can be read through the countries weeklies or heard from a number of television and radio stations.

According to UCT news, Chirwa joined UCT in 2004 as a lecturer in commercial law and has a wealth of institutional knowledge and experience. He has held various leadership positions in the faculty, including acting dean in 2014 and head of the Department of Public Law from 2009 to 2014.

Among his many tasks will to “enhance the African focus of the University of Cape Town’s LLB degree and altering the way students and staff view law.”

UCT is the best university in Africa.

In 2018, it claimed the number one spot as Africa’s top ranked university, taking over from the University of Witwatersrand (Wits).

Wits University had then been ranked the number one university in Africa for four consecutive years.

In 2017, UCT was ranked the 259th best university in the world, and moved up to 223rd place last year.

The university made its way into the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) due to a changed methodology, which now makes use of research contribution to account for 70% of the total score.

UCT has constantly strived to improve its research performance and therefore scores well in all research-related indicators, and also continues to increase its publications and citations year-on-year.

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Katakwe
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Hope he will do better. UTC was almost being banned by the South Africa’s Higher Education Board for poor quality teaching in Law. The university does extremely well in other faculties, but not Law.

winston msowoya
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winston msowoya

No matter what,Northerners will continue to score high in education.Quota System was imposed on Northerners in order to bring them down educationally and mentally but,GOD REFUSED because Northerners are human beings too and rightful citizens of our beloved Malawi.So,the appointment in Cape Town University of Danwood Chirwa is the manifestation of mankind that God had given to the Northerners fairly and rightfully and no human being can halt God’s will.Not only Prof.Chirwa is hired in a foreign University,there are tons of Northerners in the European Universities,Australia and the USA.After some 50 years of independence,thanks to S.Chilima to come in the… Read more »

Mbusiyeni Muthembi
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Mbusiyeni Muthembi

No jealouse, the guy deserves our respect!!!!! Valomwe vikagwere nikota sisitimu wawoyo……….!!!!!!!

CHIPYELERO
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CHIPYELERO

Congrax Prof. Chirwa!

Investigator
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Atonga law amayiziwa kwambiri chifuka amakonda timilandu pomwe a khala and kulongolora too much but any way congrats Danwood

ilera
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ilera

Congratulations My dear brother!!!! We are proud of you Prof. Wamwana utitimiya.!!!!

BigMan
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BigMan

Congratulations Prof.

Mato
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Mato

Africa’s top most ranked University…..afana akumpoto….congratulations Prof Chirwa..to hell with QUOTA system…..simuwatha anthu awa

khenge
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khenge

Congratulations

tizanka
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tizanka

APM anapanga izi ku America kalekale kkkkkk

Timpudza Mwansambo
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Timpudza Mwansambo

Asakunamizeni. Kafufuzeni ku America ko

BEYADI
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Please our intellectuals help to drive Malawi into prosperity — it’s a shame /insult to have a lot of you people and yet we are considered to be the poorest and worst unhappy people in the world —

Mbusiyeni Muthembi
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Mbusiyeni Muthembi

Remember he is a Prof. in Law! Peter a prof in Law, what is Peter doing?