Most frequent questions and answers
You can enter at your participating university.
Bona fide students registered for degrees in law, business, commerce or
economics, inlcuding LLB, B Com (Law), BA Law, B Com, as well as Masters
and Doctorates in these fields can participate if:
a. they have published an article in a peer-reviewed journal or
professional journal with national circulational.
b. are registered at one of the participating universities.
University of Cape Town
University of Free State
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Univesity of Pretoria
The editorial committee of each university shortlists the best publications in
both categories by its students and submits them in order of preference to the
KC Panel for approval. The approved publication is the winner in that univeristy.
The winning publications in the peer reviewed category are published on the
Yunus Mahomed Public Interest Award website. KC Panel chooses the best of the winning articles as the overall national winner.
One professor from each of the participating universities and the founder of the Award.
Once a year
Each university will have an award ceremony by June and the national award will be made by October each year.
Whatever the house rules are of the publication in which the article appears.
Whoever owns the copyright to the articles in the publications in which they
were originally published. Participating students must submit their published
articles with copyright clearance certificates from the holder of such rights authorising publication on the Yunus Mahomed Public Interest Award website.
The KC Panel may shorten the articles to accommodate them on the website.