Dr Khulekani Khumalo

Dr Khulekani Khumalo
Senior Lecturer and Deputy Academic Leader: Teaching and Learning
Law Building, Room 12, 2nd Floor


Dr Khulekani Khumalo is a senior lecturer in the School of Law, and lectures in the fields of Introduction to Law; Legal Research, Writing and Reasoning; Business Enterprises Law; Moots; Sentencing and Administrative Law. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree Cum Laude and a Master of Laws (LLM) degree Cum Laude and a PhD, all from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). Dr Khumalo is also an admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa. His research interest is in public order and state security.

Academic qualifications

  • LLB cum laude (UKZN)
  • LLM cum laude (UKZN)
  • PhD (UKZN)

Professional qualification

  • Attorney of the High Court of South Africa

Research Interests

  • Public order and state security law


Chapters in books

  • K Khumalo ‘The public violence stance on disruptive but non-violence protests’ in PJ Schwikkard and SV Hoctor (eds) A reasonable man: Essays in honour of Jonathan Burchell (2019) 168-181.
  • SV Hoctor & K Khumalo ‘Energy’ in WA Joubert (3 ed) The Law of South Africa Vol 17 (2018) paras 1-179.
  • M Carnelley & K Khumalo ‘The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act 46 of 1998’ in SV Hoctor Cooper’s Motor Law 2ed (revision service 4, 2017).

Articles in accredited journals

  • K Khumalo ‘A commentary on the principles underpinning the crime of public violence committed by means of threat of violence’ (2019) 32 SACJ 223-232.
  • K Khumalo ‘Towards resuscitating the ailing public violence jurisprudence – Lessons from history’ (2017) 30 SACJ 23-37.
  • K Khumalo ‘The meaning of ‘force’ ‘violence’ and ‘threats of violence’ for purposes of the crime of public violence’ (2016) 29 SACJ 44-53.
  • K Khumalo ‘Developing the crime of public violence as a remedy to the violation of the rights of non-protesters during violent protests and strikes – a critical analysis of the South African jurisprudence’ (2015) 36 Obiter 578-599.

Articles in non-accredited journals

  • K Khumalo ‘Revisiting the terrorism offence in the Protection of Constitutional Democracy Against Terrorist and Related Activities Act 33 of 2004’ (September 2021) e-Mantshi Newsletter (issue 178) available at http://www.justiceforum.co.za/JET-LTN.ASP.
  • K Khumalo ‘Legal expert gives answers on police search and seizures’ Greytown Gazette 28 July 2021 at 4.
  • K Khumalo ‘The constitutionality of criminalising peaceful protests’ (October 2018) 18(9) Without Prejudice 18-19.
  • K Khumalo ‘Protest action and the law: Emerging developments’ (October 2018) e-Mantshi Newsletter (issue 147) available at http://www.justiceforum.co.za/JET-LTN.ASP.
  • K Khumalo ‘Lesson for landlords who supply electricity to tenants’ (September 2017) e-Mantshi Newsletter (issue 135) available at http://www.justiceforum.co.za/JET-LTN.ASP.
  • K Khumalo ‘Protesting peacefully beyond the law is no crime’ (August 2017) 17(7) Without Prejudice 19-20.
  • K Khumalo ‘Authoritative pronouncement on the proper interpretation and implementation of the AARTO: Fines4U CC and Another v JMPD and Others 2014 (4) SA 89 (GJ)’ (September 2016) e-Mantshi Newsletter (issue 124) available at http://www.justiceforum.co.za/JET-LTN.ASP.
  • K Khumalo ‘Speak now or forever hold your peace Mr NDPP’ (February 2016) e-Mantshi Newsletter (issue 117) available at http://www.justiceforum.co.za/JET-LTN.ASP.
  • K Khumalo & S Hoctor ‘Authoritative support for criminal sanctions aimed at protecting the rights of non-protesters during protests and strikes’ (2015) e-Mantshi Newsletter (issue 109) available at http://www.justiceforum.co.za/JET-LTN.ASP.
  • K Khumalo ‘A word of caution’ (June 2015) 15(5) Without Prejudice 80-81.