Ms Rorisang Matlala

Ms Rorisang Matlala
Howard College
School of Law, Suite A, Room 1F-48.


Rorisang Matlala is a lecturer in the School of Law and lectures Constitutional law, Property Law, Human Rights Law, Moot court and Gender and law. Rorisang holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a Master of Laws (LLM), both from North-West University.  

Rorisang has previously served as a junior lecturer and research assistant at NWU; and as a student attorney at Maponya Attorneys and The Law Clinic at NWU. Rorisang researches and publishes on Family Law, Criminal law, Human rights law and Constitutional hermeneutics.   

Academic qualifications

  • LLB (NWU)
  • LLM (NWU)

Research Interests

  • Family Law 
  • Criminal law 
  • Gender and Law 
  • Human Rights Law 
  • Constitutional Law 
  • Environmental Law 



  • Matlala R ” Introducing feminist legal theory as a basis for South African judicial jurisprudence: Insights from S V Tshabalala” 2022 South African Law Journal 139(2): 274-285 
  • Matlala R and Agbor AA ” The power of South African courts to order scientific tests to determine the paternity of a child: Highlighting the existing gaps ” 2022 African Journal of International and Comparative Law 30(2): 270–289 

Book Chapter

  • Agbor, AA., & Matlala, R. (2024). Combating Illicit Enrichment in Cameroon’s Public and Private Sectors. In Corruption Proofing in Africa (pp. 158-169). Routledge. 

Conference papers

  • 2022: “Competing rights in the mining sector; what happens when deep pockets clash with rights?”. Paper presented at the Environmental Law Association (ELA) Annual Conferences: Private Law and Social Justice Conference 2021 (Hybrid conference organized by Global Environmental Law Center, University of Western Cape (Faculty of Law)). 
  • 2023: “Rape Myths and The Language of The Law: The Need for a Feminist Jurisprudential Approach”. Paper Presented at Constitutional Court Review Conference xiv, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg.