Ms Priya P. Singh

Telephone: +27 31 260 5034
Campus: Pietermaritzburg
Building & Room:  School of Law  – 2nd Floor, Room 5


Ms Priya P. Singh is a Lecturer in the fields of Delict, Succession 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 Internet law and its impact on current South African law. Her other research areas include medical law, delict and maritime law. She is an admitted Attorney and Notary of the High Court of South Africa and is currently reading for a PhD in Privacy on Social Media Networking Sites.

Academic Qualifications

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

Professional Qualification

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

Research Interests

  • Internet Law
  • Delict
  • Medical Law
  • Succession

Recent Publications and Papers

  • Can an Emoji be Considered as Defamation? A Legal Analysis of Burrows v Houda [2020] NSWDC 485 PER/PELJ 2021(24)
  • Obtaining Informed Consent for a Sterilisation in the Light of Recent Case Law; South African Medical Journal 2018 Vol 108 No 7, 557 [with CJ Badul and AE Strode]
  • A Feminist Critique of Legal Approaches to Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights In Eastern And Southern Africa: Denial And Divergence Versus Facilitation; Agenda; February 2018 ISSN: 1013-0950 [with AE Strode, Z Essack and R Sorumi]
  • REC’s in a Tight Spot– Approving Consent Strategies for Child Research That Are Prima Facie Illegal but Are Ethical In Terms Of National Guidelines, South African Medical Journal.  SAMJ 2018; 108(10) 828[ with Ae Strode, CA Slack and DR Wassenaar]
  • Boni Mores and Consent for Child Research in South Africa. S Afr J Bl 2015;8(1)22-25 [with Cathy Slack, Ann Strode and Zainub Essack]
  • Social Media And The Actio Injuriarium In South Africa – An Exploration Of New Challenges In The Online Era [ Obiter Volume 35(3)  p 616 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 [with             Slack C, Singh P, Strode A & Essack Z ]
Chapters in books
  • Fresh Perspectives: An Introduction to South African Law, Pearson Publishing, February 2008 ISBN 978-1-86891-989-5
  • Second edition 2011; ISBN 9781775780410; Third edition 2019; ISBN 9781776102235
  • Law of Persons and the Family, 2nd edition; 2017; Pearson Publishing ISBN 9781928226802
  • The Law of Delict (Torts), 3rd edition; 2018 ; Oxford Press ISBN 978 0 19 041148 0
  • Commercial Law, Third edition; Pearson Publishing January 2019
  • ISBN 9781485702092