Welcome to the Health Law & Ethics Research Interest 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.  

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Inaugural lecture by Professor Donrich Thaldar: Building a progressive reproductive law in South Africa

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
  • Big data, genomics, and health law
  • End-of-life


Dr Freddy Mnyongani

AL Teaching and Learning

Dr Dusty Lee Donnelly
Dr Dusty-Lee Donnelly

Senior Lecturer, Director of the Maritime Law and Maritime Studies Unit (Acting)

Associated members

Professor Yousuf Vawda.
Professor Yousuf Vawda

Senior Research Associate

Professor Jerome Singh

Honorary Research Fellow

Dr Marietjie Botes

Honorary Research Fellow

Dr Beverley Townsend

Honorary Research Fellow

Dr Bonginkosi Shozi

Honorary Research Fellow

Dr Lukman Abdulrauf

Honorary Research Fellow

Dr Aishatu E. Adaji

Honorary Research Fellow

Dr Paul Ogendi

Honorary Research Fellow

Dr Peter Munyi

Honorary Research Fellow

Doctoral fellows​