Prof. Plaatjies-Van Huffel, who headed the Unit for Religion and Law with Prof Pieter Coetzen, passed away after complications related to surgery on 19 May 2020. The Beyers Naudé Centre mourns the loss of Prof Plaatjies-Van Huffel. Prof. Reggie Nel, the Dean of the Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University, hosted a memorial lecture in her honour on 12 August 2020, which would have been the date of her professorial inaugural lecture. Prof. Plaatjies-Van Huffel was the first black woman to be promoted to Full Professor at the Faculty of Theology. This event was co-hosted by the Beyers Naudé Centre for Public Theology. Prof. Nel is also in the process of editing a festschrift in honour of Prof. Plaatjies-Van Huffel which is due for publication in 2021.