Meet the 20 Scholars


Antoon Mpho Ndaba

Advancing the southern discourses on development, with a focus on South African land reform and food sovereignty


Baone Twala

Re-balancing the burden of the realisation of human rights from the judiciary to the executive branch of the State


Nceba December

Access by foreign nationals in South Africa to the right to naturalisation under the Constitution and legislation


Ntokozo Sibahle Yingwana

The influence of mobility – including migration and other forms of movement – on gendered sexualities in sex work


Obakeng Terence Van Dyk

Advancing democracy, promoting constitutionalism, and empowering vulnerable groups through an analysis of judicial decisions on the legal status of invalid administrative action


Silindile Nanzile Mlilo

Exploring second and third generation migrants’ subjective position amidst post-colonial independence in Africa: identity, belonging, and the concept of citizenship as officially constructed by the state


Silomo Khumalo

Disability rights with a focus on access to education and justice as enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


Sonto Dube

The gaps between formal and substantive access to justice for poor and marginalised populations and the role that community-based paralegals play in promoting access to justice


Thabang Ramakhula

Gender-responsive governance for women’s empowerment and political representation in Lesotho: the effectiveness of quota systems, the impact of partisan politics, and the merits of various electoral systems


Tholakele Nene

The ‘traditional’ attitudes of underground miners and mine managers regarding safety in underground mining with a view to curbing mining fatalities and injuries


Tumelo Modiselle

The history of gender and patriarchy in pre-colonial African society: understanding gender oppression and violence perpetuated against black women


Xavia Siyabonga Poswa

The intersection of the role of traditional leaders and municipalities in spatial planning and land use management