School of Law

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Ms Munirah Osman-Hyder

Ms Munirah Osman-Hyder Telephone +27 31 260 2979
Campus  Howard College
Building & Room   HC Building – Suite D, 1st Floor
Ms Munirah Osman-Hyder


Munirah is a Lecturer at the UKZN, School of Law, Howard College Campus, Durban where she lectures Legal Studies, Constitutional Law and Legal Diversity. She holds qualifications in Bachelors of Arts (BA), Bachelors of Law (LLB) obtained from University of Durban-Westville and a Masters in Law (LLM) obtained from UKZN. Munirah is an admitted Attorney of the High Court, South Africa, an accredited lecturer at LEAD (Legal Education and Development) and an Executive member of AMAL (Association of Muslim Accountants and Lawyers). She has a Certificate in Islamic Law obtained from UKZN in 2007 and she is also the secretary of the Coalition of Muslim Women (CMW). Her research interests include Islamic Law, Constitutional Law and Human Rights, Legal Education and Clinical Law.

Appointment Designation: 

Academic Qualifications:

PhD Candidate
Topic: Regulating the dissolution of Muslim marriages in the South African legal context.

LLB Courses Currently Lecturing:
Legal Studies 1A
Legal Studies 1B
Constitutional Law
Legal Diversity

Research Interests 
Islamic Law
Women’s rights in Islam
Constitutional Law and Human Rights

Recent Publications

  • Osman M. (2006) Meeting Quality Requirements: A Qualitative Review of the Clinical Law Module at the Howard College Campus De Jure, Issue 2006(2)
  • Osman M. (2006) Legal Profession in South Africa. Chapter in Clinical Law in South Africa De Klerk (ed) 2006 (2nd ed).
  • Osman-Hyder M. (2011) The impact and consequences of Hassam v Jacobs NO on polygynous Muslim marriages Stell LR, 2011(2).

Conference Presentations / Papers:

  • Realising socio-economic rights in South Africa  International Human Rights Litigation Workshop, Kenyan section of International Commission of Jurists, Savana Daka Hotel, Dakar, Senegal, 17 – 22 May 2004.
  • A qualitative review of the Clinical Law Module at the Howard College Campus of UKZN. 2004  Society of Law Teachers of Southern Africa Conference, Bloemfontein 17 –20 January 2005
  • The role of law clinics in meeting the demand for civil legal aid in South Africa – Let lawyers be lawyers, and teachers be teachers  International Conference on Legal Aid, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, 6 – 8 April 2005
  • Reasonable Accommodation for the Muslim Employee  Society of Law Teachers of Southern Africa Conference, Pietermaritzburg 13 – 16 July 2009
  • The impact and consequences of Hassam v Jacobs NO on polygamous Muslim marriages  Family Law Colloquium, UWC, Cape Town 23 September 2010
  • Muslim Marriages Bill: Quo Vadis?  14th Annual Miller Du Toit/UWC Faculty of Law Conference, Cape Town 17 – 18 March 2011

Membership of Professional Associations and Other Organisations:

  • Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa.
  • Accredited Lecturer at LEAD (Legal Education and Development) – LSSA.
  • Executive member of AMAL (Association of Muslim Accountants and Lawyers).
  • Executive member of CMW (Coalition of Muslim Women).
  • Advisory Board Member of S2G (Sisterz Together)