Executive Dean
Dr Lynn Biggs
Dr Lynn Biggs
Position: Executive Dean
Department: Faculty of Law
Room: 0113 Embizweni
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 4688
Email: DeanOfLaw@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BCom LLB (UPE) LLM (NMMU) LLD (NMMU)
Expertise: Legal Skills, Labour Law, Franchising Law

Deputy Dean
Lindi Coetzee
Mrs Lindi Coetzee
Position: Deputy Dean & Senior Lecturer
Department: Mercantile Law
Room: 116 Embizweni
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2077
Email: Lindi.Coetzee@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BJuris LLB (UPE), LLM (UNISA), Advocate of the High Court of South Africa
Expertise: Corporate Law; Law of Insolvency, Street Law
Responsibilities: Business Entities Law (JBEV300), Company Law (JMMV302), Insolvency, Liquidations and Business rescue Law (JMIV401) and Legal practice (JJWV400- specifically administration of estates)

Academic Administration
Nikki Terblanche
Ms Nikki Terblanche
Position: Manager: Faculty Academic Administration
Department: Academic Administration
Room: R104 Embizweni Building
Location: South Campus
Phone: +27 41 504 2588
Fax: +27 41 504 9660
Email: Nikki.Terblanche@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: N Dip Bus Comp(PET)

Ms Dieketso Billie
Ms Dieketso Billie
Position: Faculty Academic Administration
Department: Faculty of Law
Room: 104
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2474
Fax: 27 41 504 1993
Email: dieketso.billie@mandela.ac.za

Noluthando Tshijila
Ms Noluthando Tshijila
Position: Postgraduate Consultant: Faculty Academic Administration
Department: Academic Administration
Room: R104 Embizweni Building
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 2578
Email: noluthando.tshijila@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: ND Office Management and Technology, BTech Management (WSU)

Law Management
Erina Strydom
Mrs Erina Strydom
Position: Administrative Assistant: Faculty of Law
Department: Faculty of Law
Room: 090129B
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2283
Email: Erina.Strydom@mandela.ac.za

Charlene, T. Pieterse
Mrs Charlene Pieterse
Position: Research Administrator
Department: Faculty of Law
Room: 118
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 4697
Fax: 27 41 504 1674
Email: charlene.pieterse@mandela.ac.za
Responsibilities: Office administration and Secretarial work

Xolisam
Mr Xolisa Mgwelo
Position: Administration Assistant
Department: Faculty of Law
Room: 0104
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 4624
Email: xolisa.mgwelo@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: NDip Marketing ; ES Fundamentals with SAP (Certificate); Practical Labour Law NQF Level 7
Responsibilities: Admin Coordinator for Postgrad Studies in Labour Law

Private Law
Dr Razaana Denson
Dr Razaana Denson
Position: Head of Department
Department: Private Law
Room: 090121
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2591
Email: Razaana.Denson@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BALaw (Rhodes) LLB (Vista University) HDE (Vista University) LLM (UPE) LLD (Nelson Mandela University) Advocate of the High Court
Expertise: Law of Persons, Family Law, Islamic law & Mediation

Mr Eugene Christoffels
Mr Eugene Christoffels
Position: Lecturer
Department: Private Law
Room: 112 Embizweni Building
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2868
Email: Eugene.Christoffels@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA (UWC); HDE (UWC) LLB (VISTA UNI); LLM (NMU)
Expertise: Administration of Deceased Estates
Responsibilities: Lecture Property Law, Land Tenure and Eviction Law
My site: South Campus

Elmarie Knoetze
Professor Elmarie Knoetze
Position: Professor
Department: Private Law
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2193
Email: Elmarie.Knoetze@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BJuris LLB LLM (UPE) LLD (UWC)
Expertise: Customary Law, Law of Succession

Amukheibir
Andre Mukheibir
Email: andre.mukheibir@mandela.ac.za

Glynis Van der Walt
Dr Glynis Van der Walt
Position: Senior Lecturer
Department: Private Law
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2587
Email: Glynis.vanderwalt@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: B.Juris (UPE) LLB (UPE) LLM(Unisa) LLD(NMU) Advocate of the High Court
Expertise: Family Law, Law of Succession, Labour Law

Criminal & Procedural Law
Marc Welgemoed
Dr Marc Welgemoed
Position: Head of Department
Department: Criminal and Procedural Law
Location: Missionvale Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 1299
Fax: 27 41 504 1967
Email: marc.welgemoed@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: B.Juris, LLB (cum laude), LLM (cum laude), LLD
Expertise: Clinical Legal Education
Responsibilities: Lecturer and attorney at NMMU Law Clinic

Anthea Christoffels-Du Plessis
Ms Anthea Christoffels-Du Plessis
Position: Lecturer
Department: Criminal and Procedural Law
Location: Ocean Sciences Campus
Phone: 041 504 1371
Email: Anthea.Christoffels-DuPlessis@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: LLB (NMMU), LLM (UNISA) Advocate of the High Court of South Africa

Ms Desiree Lynette David
Ms Desiree Lynette David
Position: Lecturer
Department: 2nd Avenue Campus
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 1154
Fax: 27 41 4645797
Email: Desiree.David@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: B.Proc LLB (UND) LLM (Unisa) Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
Expertise: Medical Law, Civil Procedure, Legal Practice

Deon Erasmus
Professor Deon Erasmus
Position: Professor
Department: Criminal and Procedural Law
Room: New Law Building
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 9959
Fax: 0866729790
Email: Deon.Erasmus@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: B Juris LLB LLD
Expertise: Criminal Justice

Alphonso Goliath
Mr Alphonso Goliath
Position: Lecturer
Department: Criminal and Procedural Law
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 1205
Email: Alphonso.Goliath@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: B BJuris (UPE), LLM (cum laude)

Esther Gumboh
Dr Esther Gumboh
Position: Senior Lecturer
Department: Criminal and Procedural Law
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 2592
Email: Esther.Gumboh@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: LLB HONS (Malawi), LLM (UCT), PhD (UCT)

Leah Ndimurwimo
Prof Leah Ndimurwimo
Position: Senior Lecturer
Department: Criminal and Procedural Law
Room: 4 The Pius Langa Building
Location: South Campus
Phone: +27 41 504 2046
Email: leah.ndimurwimo@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: LLB (Tanzania), LLM (NMU), PhD (NWU)
Expertise: international human rights, international humanitarian law, refugee law and transitional justice in Africa and labour law
Responsibilities: Lecturing and research
My site:  http://law.mandela.ac.za/Staff

Mahlubandile Ntontela
Mr Mahlubandile Ntontela
Position: Lecturer
Department: Criminal and Procedural Law
Room: 09131 Embizweni Building
Location: South Campus
Email: Mahlubandile.Ntontela@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: LLB (NMU), LLM (NMU), PGDip in Labour Law Practice (Cum Laude) (NMU), PGDip in Drafting and Interpretation of Contracts. Attorney of the High Court of South Africa.
Expertise: Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Law of Evidence, Legal Skills, Trial Advocacy, Labour Law, Litigation.

Matilda Smith
Ms Matilda Smith
Position: Director - Law Clinic
Department: Criminal and Procedural Law
Room: 0104
Location: Missionvale Campus
Phone: 041 504 1199
Email: matilda.smith@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA (Soc. Sci), LLB (UCT), Senior Legal Practitioner with Rights of Appearance in the High Court, Mediator

Mercantile Law
Stephen Newman
Mr Stephen Newman
Position: Head of Department & Senior Lecturer
Department: Mercantile Law
Room: Office 111 Embizweni building
Location: South Campus
Phone: +27 (0)41 504 2582
Fax: +27 (0)41 504 1095
Email: stephen.newman@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: B Com LLB, LLM(cum laude) (UPE), LLM: International Trade Law (Stell), Diploma: Legislative Drafting (Vista University)
Expertise: ICT Law, International Trade Law, Consumer Protection Law
Responsibilities: JMCV402 (IT Law), JCLV402 (Consumer Protection Law)

Thokwana
Ms Tina Hokwana
Position: Lecturer
Department: Faculty of Law
Room: 130
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 2191
Email: Tina.Hokwana@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: LLB (NMMU), Programme in Labour Law Certificate (NMMU), Attorney of the High Court of South Africa, LLM (Labour law)
Expertise: Commercial Law, Labour Law, Civil Law, Family Law, Medical Negligence, Litigation
Responsibilities: Law of contract (JLCV200), Specific contracts A (JLQV301) and Law of sale and lease (JLQV302)

Siphesihle Kahla
Ms Siphesihle Kahla
Position: Lecturer
Department: Mercantile Law
Room: Office 119 Embizweni building
Location: South Campus
Phone: +27 (0)41 504 2
Email: siphesihle.kahla@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: LLB (Wits), LLM (FS)
Expertise: Law of Contract, Business Entities
Responsibilities: Modules: JCP202 (Law for Hospitality Managers)

Jacqueline Maholo
Ms Jacqueline Maholo
Position: Lecturer
Department: Mercantile Law
Room: 021 Embizweni
Location: South Campus
Email: jacqueline.maholo@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: LLB (UJ),LLM (Commercial Law) (UJ)
Expertise: Banking and Financial services regulation Law
Responsibilities: JHA131/JHAV1X1/JHA1X1: Commercial Law A, JLQV311: Spec Contracts B, JHT1211: Business Entities, JHAA402: Corporate Procedures Adv Dip Acc, JHAV202: Commercial law B

Daphney Sibongile Mnisi
Ms Daphney Mnisi
Position: Lecturer
Department: Mercantile Law
Room: 1st Floor, Embizweni Building
Location: South Campus
Email: Daphney.mnisi@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: LLB (NMMU), LLM (Nelson Mandela University)
Responsibilities: Individual Employment Law (JHR1001); Collective Labour Law and Social Security Law (JHR1202); Labour Law (JMLV300/3002).

Mr Thando Qotoyi
Mr Thando Qotoyi
Position: Lecturer
Department: Mercantile Law
Room: 110
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2587
Email: Thanduxolo.Qotoyi2@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: LLB (Unisa),LLM (NMMU), MA (Labour Relations) (UPE), PG Dip (Labour Law) (UJ)
Expertise: Labour Law
Responsibilities: Lectures labour law, commercial law

Mr Gary Jon  Richards
Mr Gary Richards
Position: Lecturer
Department: Mercantile Law
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 1159
Fax: 27 41 4645797
Email: Gary.Richards@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BJuris LLB (UPE) LLM (UNISA), Attorney
Expertise: Company Law, Jurisprudence
Responsibilities: Lecture Company Law and Commercial Law

Glenwin Sefela
Adv Glenwin Sefela
Position: Lecturer
Department: Mercantile Law
Room: 0125, First floor, Administration Building
Location: George Campus
Phone: 044 801 5580
Email: Glenwin.Sefela@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: LLB (UWC), LLM (UWC)
Expertise: Contract law and Environmental Law
Responsibilities: Introduction to Labour Law, Commercial Law: General Principles of a Contract, Commercial Law: Specific Contracts, Forestry Law: Commercial Law, Agricultural Law 1A: Commercial Law, Agricultural Law 1B: Environmental Law, Nature Conservation: Environmental Law, Veldfire Legislation

Andrew Mark Tait
Professor Mark Tait
Position: Associate Professor
Department: Mercantile Law
Room: 0125, First floor, Administration Building
Location: George Campus
Phone: 0448015580
Email: mark.tait@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: B Juris (UPE), LLB (Stellenbosch), MBL (Unisa), LLM (UPE), LLD (NMMU)
Expertise: Consumer Law & Tourism Law
Responsibilities: Sabbatical leave 2023

Adriaan Van der Walt
Professor Adriaan Van der Walt
Position: Head: Labour and Social Security Law Unit
Department: Mercantile Law
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2199
Email: Adriaan.VanDerWalt@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BJuris BA (Hons) (UPE) LLB (UNISA)
Expertise: Labour Law

Public Law
Tanya Wagenaar
Dr Tanya Wagenaar
Position: HOD
Department: Public Law
Room: 35
Location: Ocean Sciences Campus
Phone: 041 504 4957
Email: tanya.wagenaar@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA(HMS); BA(HMS) Hons; LLB; LLM (cum laude); LLD
Expertise: Law of the Sea, Environmental Law and Intellectual Property
Responsibilities: Lecture Marine Resources Law, Environmental Law, Intellectual Property Law, Commercial Law and Sports Law

Joanna Botha
Professor Joanna Botha
Position: Lecturer
Department: Public Law
Room: 118, Embizweni
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2635
Email: Joanna.Botha@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA LLB (Rhodes), LLD (NMMU), Attorney
Expertise: Freedom of Expression and Hate Speech; Equality; Human Rights Law; Constitutional Values
Responsibilities: HoD, Faculty Moot Court, FMC, FTLC, FRTI, FPGSC
My site: https://publiclaw.mandela.ac.za/Staff/Prof-Joanna-Botha

Amanda Spies
Professor Amanda Spies
Position: Associate Professor
Department: Public Law
Room: Embizweni Building(9) Room 0130
Location: South Campus
Phone: 0415042198
Email: Amanda.Spies@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: (LLB UP), (LLM UP), PhD (Wits), Attorney of the High Court
Expertise: Gender Theory and Equality Law

Patrick Vrancken
Professor Patrick Vrancken
Position: Incumbent of the South African Research Chair in the Law of the Sea and Development in Africa
Department: Public Law
Room: Room 04 Law Services Building
Location: Bird Street Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2200
Email: Patrick.Vrancken@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: LED (Brussels) LLM LLD (Cape Town)
Expertise: Law of the Sea
My site: http://lawofthesea.mandela.ac.za

Prof. Hennie J. Van As
Professor Hendrik Van As
Position: Professor of Public Law and Director of the Centre for Law in Action (CLA)
Department: Centre for Law in Action (CLA)
Room: Ocean Sciences Campus, Summerstrand
Location: Ocean Sciences Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 1200
Email: Hennie.VanAs@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: B.Iuris, LLB, LLD NDip (Pol) and Advocate of the High Court of SA
Expertise: Local Government Law, Constitutional Law, International Fisheries Crime
Responsibilities: Guide post-graduate students, Management of CLA. Manage FishFORCE Academy, Responsible for Refugee Rights Centre
My site: http://cla.nmmu.ac.za; http://fishforce.nmmu.ac.za/

Glancina Mokone
Ms Glancina Mokone
Position: Lecturer
Department: Public Law
Room: 118 Embizweni Building
Location: South Campus
Phone: 0415042655
Email: Glancina.Mokone@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: LL.B (UFS); LL.M (cum laude; UFS)
Expertise: International Economic Law, International Trade Law; International Public Law;International Dispute Settlement; Constitutional Law; Human Rights Law; Moot Court Coach.
Responsibilities: Lecturing Constitutional law and Principles of Administrative law

Obakeng Van Dyk
Mr Obakeng Van Dyk
Position: Lecturer
Department: Public Law
Room: Block A, 0037
Location: Ocean Sciences Campus
Phone: 041 504 1193
Email: obakeng.vandyk@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: LLB; LLM (cum laude) (UFS)
Responsibilities: Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Maritime Law

PASS Staff Members
Ms Dieketso Billie
Ms Dieketso Billie
Position: Faculty Academic Administration
Department: Faculty of Law
Room: 104
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2474
Fax: 27 41 504 1993
Email: dieketso.billie@mandela.ac.za

Evron Chase
Ms Evron Chase
Position: Departmental Secretary: Department of Mercantile Law
Department: Mercantile Law
Room: 28 (Faculty of Law, 1st Floor, Embizweni Building)
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 2798
Email: Evron.Chase@mandela.ac.za

Xolisam
Mr Xolisa Mgwelo
Position: Administration Assistant
Department: Faculty of Law
Room: 0104
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 4624
Email: xolisa.mgwelo@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: NDip Marketing ; ES Fundamentals with SAP (Certificate); Practical Labour Law NQF Level 7
Responsibilities: Admin Coordinator for Postgrad Studies in Labour Law

Charlene, T. Pieterse
Mrs Charlene Pieterse
Position: Research Administrator
Department: Faculty of Law
Room: 118
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 4697
Fax: 27 41 504 1674
Email: charlene.pieterse@mandela.ac.za
Responsibilities: Office administration and Secretarial work

Rochelle Redcliffe
Mrs Rochelle Redcliffe
Position: Departmental Secretary: Department of Criminal and Procedural Law
Department: Faculty of Law
Room: New Law Building
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2198
Email: Rochelle.Redcliffe@mandela.ac.za
My site: South Campus

Nsompondo
Mrs Ncumisa Sompondo
Position: Departmental Secretary: Department of Private Law
Department: Private Law
Room: 127
Location: South Campus
Phone: X2190
Email: ncumisa.sompondo@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: B.Social Work
Expertise: Social Worker and Facilitator

Nikki Terblanche
Ms Nikki Terblanche
Position: Manager: Faculty Academic Administration
Department: Academic Administration
Room: R104 Embizweni Building
Location: South Campus
Phone: +27 41 504 2588
Fax: +27 41 504 9660
Email: Nikki.Terblanche@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: N Dip Bus Comp(PET)

Adele Visser
Mrs Adele Visser
Position: Departmental Secretary: Department of Public Law
Department: Public Law
Room: 090128
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 1911
Email: adele.visser@mandela.ac.za