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Teaching and Research Assistants

Hadassah Laing

Hadassah is currently a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Private Law, tutoring Contract Law and Law of Persons and Family.  She is also an LLM student at the University of Cape Town having graduated with an LLB (cum laude) from UCT in 2019. Hadassh is planning to write her minor dissertation in the area of Consumer Contract Law with the supervision of Tjakie Naude. Hadassah’s current areas of interest are in Contract law and International Trade law.

Kiegen Louw

Kiegen is a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Private Law.  Kiegen attained his LLB and LLM in Human Rights Law from UCT, and served his articles of clerkship for one year at the Refugee Rights Clinic before completing his articles at the UCT Law Clinic. With a passion for social justice and human rights, Kiegen has dedicated his legal education and career to fulfilling this ethos. He aims to continue his service in the social justice sector and has a particular passion for public interest litigation.

Kiegan's publications include Chapter 5 ‘Securitisation of Migration’ in Immigration Law in South Africa (2018) JUTA: Cape Town, and his LLM Thesis on ‘The Inadequacies in the Protection of Transgender Female Refugees’. University of Cape Town. 2018

Khanyi Mabena

Khanyi is a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Private Law, tutoring Foundations of South African Law and the Law of Persons and Family. She has an LLB from UCT. During her law studies she participated in UCT Model United Nations, served on the UCT Amnesty International sub-commuter and was the Financial Administrator of the Human Upliftment Project NPC. 

Khanyi is currently completing an LLM in International at UCT and has great interest in pursuing a career at the International Criminal Court. 

Nic Moss

Nicholas is a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Private Law. He graduated magna cum laude with an LLB from the University of Cape Town in 2020. His research interests include the Law of Delict and the Law of Contract. He is also interested in legal education, having worked as a CLASI teaching assistant, a LAWCO volunteer and legal writing tutor at UCT.

Eldonna Muhwava 

Eldonna is a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Private law. She completed my LLB in 2020 at the University of Cape Town, and is currently pursuing an LLM specialising in Human Rights. Eldonna is passionate about women's and children's rights.

Rukshana Parker

Rukshana is the Head Teaching Assistant in the Private Law Department, tutoring Systems and Context, Civil Procedure, African Customary Law and Property Law. Her masters dissertation focuses on the potential of civil juries and lay assessors in South Africa.

She obtained a LLM, LLB as well as a BSocSci in Public Policy & Administration from the University of Cape Town as an Oppenheimer scholar. She is also an admitted attorney, having practiced at a global law firm focusing on employment law, insurance litigation and competition law.

Simon Thompson

Simon Thompson graduated with a BSocSc (2017) and LLB (2019) from the University of Cape Town. He is currently pursuing his LLM by dissertation in the law of defamation. This year he will be tutoring Foundations of South African Law and Property Law and assisting with Delict and Jurisprudence.

Christine Turkington

Christine Turkington is a Teaching Assistant in the department of private law. She received her Bcom with a distinction in Economics and her LLB cum laude both from the University of Cape Town. Christine is currently studying her Masters in Commercial law (LLM) at the University of Cape Town.

 Keanan Wheeler

Keanan is a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Private Law tutoring the Foundations of South African Law and the Law of Persons and Family courses. Keanan graduated with an LLB from the University of Cape Town in 2017 and was admitted as an attorney of the High Court 2020.