I am an Associate Professor 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 and was promoted to Associate Professor from January 2019.
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).
UP Vice-Chancellor's Scholarly Book Award 2017; Exceptional Young Researcher Award 2019