welcome to The Health Law & Ethics Research Group

We aim to engage in topical health law and ethics research and teaching from a uniquely South African perspective, and to impact on the South African, African, and global health law and ethics landscape.

On an undergraduate level, we present bioethics as an elective to LLB students. On a postgraduate level, we offer a research LLM, and coursework LLM in Medical Law, and a research PhD. Our undergraduate course in bioethics is typically taken by about 100 students every year.

Our main areas of interest are

  • Reproductive law & ethics
  • Children’s rights – research, reproduction
  • New technologies & health care
  • Fair contracting in health research
  • End-of-life


Dr Donrich Thaldar
Professor Ann Strode
Mr Freddy Myongani
Ms Jacintha Toohey
Ms Sheetal Soni
Ms Priya Singh
Ms Suhayfa Bhamjee
Ms Victoria Balogun

Associated members

Profesor Yusuf Vawda
Profesor Yusuf Vawda
Professor David McQuoid-Mason
Professor David McQuoid-Mason
Professor Jerome Singh
Professor Jerome Singh

Contact details

You are welcome to email any one of our Research Group members directly, or email us at Group leader Dr
Dr Donrich Thaldar at  ThaldarD@ukzn.ac.za

 We are always eager to explore possibilities for collaboration, or potential postgraduate projects.