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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Public Law, Stellenbosch University

Dr Kavuro is driven for and by social justice and socio-economic development of the refugee communities and has keen interest in public international law, human rights law, constitutional law, immigration law, refugee law, criminal law and transitional justice.


  • 2020–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Stellenbosch University
  • 2018–2019
    Law Lecturer , University of the Western Cape


  • 2018 
    Stellenbosch University , LLD (Public Law)
  • 2012 
    University of Cape Town , LLM (Social Justice)
  • 2011 
    University of the Western Cape , LLB (Law)


  • 2022
    The Covid-19 pandemic and socio-economic protection for refugees in South Africa, South African Journal on Human Rights
  • 2022
    The disappearance of refugee rights in South Africa, Obiter
  • 2021
    Marriages of convenience through the immigration lens: Concepts, issues, impact and policies, Law, Democracy and Development
  • 2019
    Housing and Integrating Refugees: South African Exclusionary Approach, Obiter
  • 2019
    Exploring the Full Legal Protection of Refugees and its Limitations with Reference to Natural and Positive Law, Obiter
  • 2019
    The Value of Human Dignity in the Refugee Protection, African Human Mobility Review
  • 2017
    Gacaca courts, reconciliation and the politics of apology in post-genocide Rwanda, South African Journal of Criminal Justice
  • 2017
    Refugees, serious non-political crimes and prosecution: deficiencies in the criminal justice system occasioned by observance of principle of non-refoulement in the context of refugee and human rights protection, South African Journal of Criminal Justice
  • 2017
    Exploring the Relationship between Hutu Refugees’ Protracted Situation and Insecurity in the Great Lakes Region, African Human Mobility Review
  • 2015
    Refugee rights in South Africa: Addressing social injustices in government financial assistance schemes, Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy
  • 2015
    Refugees and asylum seekers: Barriers to accessing South Africa’s labour market, Law, Democracy and Development
  • 2013
    Penal rehabilitation in the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Tribunal of Rwanda: pardon and commutation of sentence, South African Journal of Criminal Justice