School of Law

Siyabonga Sibisi


Telephone: +27 31 260 2055
Campus: Howard College Campus
Building & Room: School of Law, Suite H, Room 26.


Siyabonga Sibisi is a lecturer in the school of law and lectures Family Law, Specific Offences (PMB Campus), Security & Insolvency and Corporate Law (2021). He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a Master of Laws (LLM) both from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg Campus. Having completed his articles at Legal Aid South Africa, Durban, he is admitted to practice as an Attorney. His research interests are in private law and company law. He has peer-reviewed journal submissions. His is working on a PhD in Customary Family Law.

Academic qualifications:

  • LLB LLM (UKZN, Pietermaritzburg)

Professional qualification:

  • Attorney of the High Court of South Africa

Research Interests:

  • Family Law
  • Customary Law
  • Company Law
  • Traditional Leadership Law

Recent publications:


  • Sibisi ‘Breach of promise to marry under customary law’ 2019 (2) Obiter 340-352.
  • Sibisi ‘Is the requirement of integration of the bride optional in customary marriages?’ 2020 De Jure 90-103.
  • Sibisi ‘The juristic nature of ilobolo agreement in a modern South Africa’ 2021 Obiter (To be published soon).


  • Sibisi “Understanding Certain Provisions of the Domestic Violence Act: A practitioner’s perspective” 2016 (Nov) De Rebus 22.
  • Sibisi “Vicarious liability of the employer for employee’s frolic: More clarity on detour cases: Minister of Safety and Security v Morudu 2016 (1) SACR 68 (SCA)” 2016 (Oct) De Rebus 52.