Mr Lesala L Mofokeng

Mr Lesala Mofokeng Telephone +27 31 260 3146
Campus  Howard College
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Mr Lesala L Mofokeng


Lesala Mofokeng is a Senior Lecturer who joined the UKZN, School of Law, Howard College Campus, Durban in 1999. He holds qualifications in Bachelors in Arts (BA), Bachelors of Law (LLB) obtained at the University of Natal as well as a Masters in Law (LLM) which he obtained from Georgetown University. Lesala is an Advocate of the High Court, South Africa and has lectured at the South African Law Society’s School for Legal Practice since 2004. He has presented lectures at the University of Pretoria’s Good Governance Academy (co-hosted by the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria [winner of the 2006 UNESCO Prize for Human Rights Education] & the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo) in 2008 and facilitated numerous Succession Planning workshops. His main research areas are African customary law, religious law, legal pluralism, international law and international humanitarian law. He has authored and co-authored books in legal pluralism.

Appointment Designation:
Senior Lecturer


  • Mofokeng L.L. (with H Kruger; A Skelton; M Carnelley; S Human; H Kruuse & JA Robinson) The Law of Persons in South Africa Oxford University Press, Cape Town (2011)
  • Mofokeng L.L. (with Lotz L & Coetzee L.) Governance: Student Book Juta & Co., Cape Town (2010)
  • Mofokeng L.L. ‘Unequal Justice in the South African Indigenous Courts or is it Separate But Equal Justice’ in Subhram Rajkhowa & Manik Chakraborty (eds) Indigenous peoples and human rights : the quest for justice R. Cambray & Co. Private Ltd, Kolkata (2009)
  • Mofokeng L.L. Legal Pluralism in South Africa: Aspects of Customary, Muslim and Hindu Family Law  Van Schaik Publishers Pty (Ltd), Pretoria (2009)
  • Mofokeng L.L. ‘The Right to Freedom of Religion: An Apparently Misunderstood aspect of Legal Diversity in South Africa’ Law, Democracy & Development (11) 2007.
  • Mofokeng L.L. (with Xaba J.N.) ‘Diversity, Institutional Transformation and Minority Groups: Reflections on Dilemmas Facing Higher Education Institutions’ International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations (5) 2005/2006.
  • Mofokeng L.L. ‘The Lobolo Agreement as the “Silent” Prerequisite for the Validity of a Customary Marriage in Terms of the Recognition Of Customary Marriages Act 120 of 1998’ Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg 68 (2) 277 (2005)
  • Mofokeng L.L. ‘Health Care and HIV/ AIDS’ in D McQuoid-Mason (ed), HIV/AIDS- The Law and Human Rights 2 ed, Street Law South Africa Inc., Durban (2004)

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