Ms Mahlatse Innocent Maake-Malatji

Ms Mahlatse Innocent Maake-Malatji


Campus: Howard College
Building & Room: Room 133, Suite E


Mahlatse Innocent Maake-Malatji is passionate about research, education, law, and development. In addition, Mahlatse has served in various positions, including student support services in institutions of higher learning and community development programmes. Before joining the University of KwaZulu-Natal, she served as a Law Researcher at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA). She is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Cape Town(UCT).

In addition, she previously served as a researcher for a project between the Department of Higher Education and Training(DHET) and the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (UCT) on Cases on Open Learning (COOL Project). She worked as a student assistant, facilitator, coordinator, and research assistant at UCT for a Dispute Resolution Course for Law@work (an initiative with the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration-CCMA). In addition, she worked as a Research Clerk for the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit (DGRU) at UCT. She also worked as a Coordinator at Student Housing and Residence Life (SHRL) at UCT.

Academic Qualifications

  • LLB (University of Limpopo)
  • LLM (University of Cape Town)

Research Interests

  • Employment Law
  • The law of succession, and
  • Customary Law

Recent Publications and Papers

  • The law and regulation of internships in South Africa;
  • The law and effect of violence in the South African world of work (with Prof E Kalula)
  • The role of small grants to support Open Educational Resources (OER) creation at the University of Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology