Telephone: +27 33 260 5034
Campus: Pietermaritzburg
Building & Room: Law Building – Room 5, 1st Floor


Ms Priya Singh is a Lecturer in the fields of Delict, Maritime Law, Succession, Medical Law and Internet Law. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (B Com) degree summa cum laude, a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) summa cum laude, degree from the University of Natal and a Master of Laws(LLM) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).

She is especially interested in the impact of Hindu law on Hindu women in South Africa and keenly monitors the historical impact of Hindu law focusing particularly on how traditional Hindu law is diverging from changing family roles, composition and structures of the Indian diaspora. In addition she has an especial interest in internet law and its impact on current South African law. Her other research areas include medical law, delict and maritime law. Singh is an admitted Attorney and Notary of the High Court of South Africa

Academic Qualifications

  • BCom (summa cum laude)
  • LLB (summa cum laude) (Natal)
  • LLM (UKZN)

Professional Qualifications

  • Admitted Attorney and Notary of the High Court of South Africa

Research Interests

  • Internet Law
  • Delict
  • Medical Law
  • Maritime Law
  • Hindu Law


  • Boni Mores and Consent For Child Research In South Africa. A E Strode,; J Toohey; P Singh, ; C M Slack,S Afr J BL 2015;8(1):22-25. DOI:10.7196/SAJBL.346
  • Social Media And The Actio Injuriarium In South Africa – An Exploration Of New Challenges In The Online Era [ Obiter Volume 35(3) 2014]
  • Compensation for research-related harm: The implications of Venter v Roche Products (Pty) Limited and Others for research ethics committees [with Ann Strode South African Medical Journal Nov 2014 SAMJ]
  • Welcome to Facebook Pieter Odendaal : You have been served Tsar 2013(2) 380
  • Compensation for research-related injury in South Africa: A critique of the good clinical practice (GCP) guidelines. 2012 5(2) South African Journal of Bioethics and Law 91-94 ; Slack C, Singh P, Strode A & Essack Z
Recent Papers Delivered
  • Presented a paper at the Society of Law Teachers of Southern Africa (SLTSA) conference in July 2009 titled “Consent, paternalism and end of life decisions – does volenti cure all ills?”
  • Soni S (2010) Am I my sister’s keeper? The new assisted reproductive technologies and the law. The Natal Witness. February 2010
  • Soni, S (2010) Regulating Human Cloning – A Commonwealth Comparison. Speculum Juris, Issue 2010(2)
  • Strode A & Soni, S (2012) Pre-implantation diagnosis to create ‘saviour siblings’: A critical discussion of the current and future legal frameworks in South Africa. South African Medical Journal Volume 1 (2012)
  • Fresh Perspectives : An Introduction to South African Law ; Pearson Publishing, 2008
  • Fresh Perspectives : An Introduction to South African Law, 2nd edition ; Pearson Publishing, 2011
  • Law of Persons and The Family ; Pearson Publishing ; 2016