Dr Dave Holness is the Director of the Law Clinic of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban and a practising attorney there and Senior Lecturer in the School of Law.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude), Bachelor of Laws (LLB) [Summa Cum Laude] and Post-graduate Diploma in Higher Education all from Rhodes University. From Nelson Mandela University he holds a Master of Laws (LLM) in Mercantile Law and a Doctorate of Law on developing a model for wider, improved and better coordinated free legal services/legal aid in South Africa in civil matters.
He is an admitted and practising Attorney of the High Court of South Africa, a member of the South African Legal Practice Council and the South African University Law Clinic Association (SAULCA).
Holness has published and lectured in South Africa and abroad mainly on topics related to improving access to justice and also socio-economic rights realisation.