Mr Matthew Kimble

Mr Kimble
Mr Matthew Kimble
Howard College
Howard College Building, Suite A, Room 106


Mr Matthew Kimble is a Lecturer in the fields of Contract law, International Law and oversees the School of Law’s final year moot programme. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal . His master’s dissertation was on the regulation of private military security companies especially within South Africa, in which he still has a research interest.

Kimble is currently pursuing a PhD and writing on the topic of the internal deployments of the South African National Defence Force.

Academic qualifications

  • LLB (UKZN)
  • LLM International Law (UKZN)

Research Interests

  • International Law
  • Private Military Security Companies
  • Contract Law
  • Military Law


  • Co-author of the journal article, with Prof Bosch: Private military and security companies: South Africa’s neglected resource, African Security Review (2022), 31:3, 317-331
  • Co-author of the chapter, with Prof Bosch and Ms Maritz “‘South African regulation of the Foreign Military Assistance Act: Misconceived mercenaries, the toothless threat of prosecution, and the convenient denial of citizenship”, Private Military and Security Contractors: Controlling the Corporate Warrior, Edited by Gary Schaub and Ryan Kelty (2016) Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Co-author of the journal article, with Prof Bosch: “A new way forward for the regulation of the private military and security industry”, Comparative and International Law Journal of South Africa, Vol.48(3) 2015.
  • Presented a paper entitled: “Transformation in the South African Armed Forces” at the 30th anniversary conference of the South African Journal on Human Rights 2015.