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Monray Marsellus Botha

Professor in Mercantile Law, University of Pretoria

Monray Marsellus Botha is Head of Department and associate professor in the Department Mercantile of Law and holds the degrees BLC, B Com (Hons), LLB, LLM (Pret), MCOM (UJ) LLD (NWU), AIPSA Diploma (AIPSA/Pret), Diploma in Alternative Dispute Resolution (AFSA/Pret), Diploma in Corporate Law (UJ). The title of his LLD thesis is “Employee participation and voice in companies: A legal perspective”. On 06 March 2017 he delivered his inaugural address enitled “First do no harm!” On oaths, social contracts and other promises: Navigating the labyrinth! He is also an NRF-rated researcher, holding a C2 rating. He joined the Department of Mercantile at University of Pretoria as a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in 1999-2006 as well as 2009; then was employed as a Senior Lecturer at University of Johannesburg in 2007-2008 as well as 2011-2013; and then as a Senior Lecturer at North West University in 2013-2015. He is currently Head of Department and associate professor in the Department Mercantile of Law, University of Pretoria. Subjects he has taught include: Labour Law, Commercial Law, Business Law, Specific Contracts, Law of Contract, Company Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Transnational Business Law, and Tax Law. His main areas of interest are labour law, corporate law, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.


  • –present
    Head of Department & Associate Professor, University of Pretoria


  • 2015 
    North-West University, LLD Mercantile Law

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Head of Department & Associate Professor
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation