Senior Lecturer in Mercantile Law, University of Pretoria

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mercantile Law at the University of Pretoria and I hold the degrees BCom (law) (2007), LLB (2009) and LLD (2012) from Stellenbosch University. The title of my doctoral thesis was "Mortgage Foreclosure under the Constitution: Property, Housing and the National Credit Act" (2012). I also have a Postgraduate Certificate in Insolvency Law and Practice from the University of Pretoria, accredited by the South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners Association (SARIPA).

During the final year of my LLB studies (2009) and while writing my LLD thesis (2010-2012), I was a research intern at the South African Research Chair in Property Law under Prof AJ van der Walt at Stellenbosch University. After completing my doctorate in 2012, I spent three years as a postdoctoral research fellow of the aforementioned Chair (2013-2015). In January 2016 I joined the Department of Mercantile Law at the University of Pretoria as a Senior Lecturer.

My main research interest is the law of secured credit (real security rights). Related interests include banking and finance law, consumer credit law, aspects of property and constitutional property law, insolvency law and specific contracts. My teaching activities focus on banking law, specific contracts and consumer credit law.

I have a C2 rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF).

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Mercantile Law, University of Pretoria
  • 2013–2015
    Postdoctoral research fellow, South African Research Chair in Property Law, Stellenbosch University
  • 2010–2012
    Research Intern, South African Research Chair in Property Law, Stellenbosch University

Education

  • 2012 
    Stellenbosch University, Doctor of Laws (LLD)
  • 2009 
    Stellenbosch University, Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • 2007 
    Stellenbosch University, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) with Law