Welcome to the College of Law and Management Studies
The College of Law and Management Studies  is one of the four Colleges that form the University of KwaZulu-Natal. In turn, it consists of four Schools: the Graduate School of Business and Leadership; the School of Accounting, Economics & Finance; the School of Law; and the School of Management, Information Technology & Governance.

The College consists of about 311 dedicated academic and supportive administrative staff and approximately 10750 committed students.

Due to the nature of its programmes and disciplines the College produces students who join highly specialized professions such as legal practice, accountancy, marketing, financial management, human resources and public administration. As a result, the College has influential alumni and strong professional links. Consequently, our students are highly marketable and widely sought after. 

Our College fosters a supportive learning environment for our students at three of the five campuses of the University (Westville, Howard College and Pietermaritzburg). We are always striving to provide new facilities and to improve the existing ones. 

Our commitment to transformation continues, hence it is our aim to continue to attract students from different cultures and diverse backgrounds. It is also our aim to provide appropriate and relevant programmes that will enable our students to grow intellectually during their stay at this University. We shall also endeavour to continue to attract academics of a high standard to add to the existing group, many of whom are eminent and respected scholars in their fields of specialization.

 


Professor John Mubangizi

     

Professor John Cantius Mubangizi is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Law and Management Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, a position he has held since 2007. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), a Masters in Public Law (LLM) and a Doctorate in Law (LLD). He also possesses a Diploma in Legal Practice, a Diploma in Education and several professional certificates.

Professor Mubangizi is the author of a book entitled The Protection of Human Rights in South Africa: A Legal and Practical Guide (Juta & Company: 2004 & 2013) and he is also co-editor of the book The Creation of the University of KwaZulu-Natal: Reflections on a Merger and Transformation Experience (Excel Books: 2010). In addition, he has published more than forty peer-reviewed articles in accredited local and international journals. Furthermore, he has written chapters in several academic books in addition to a number of book and chapter reviews. He has also presented papers at several national and international conferences and has delivered guest lectures at prestigious universities such as the State University of New York (at Cortland, USA) and the University of Oslo (Norway). 

Professor Mubangizi is the Vice-Chair of Senate and also sits on several College and University-wide committees, some of which he chairs. He is an NRF-rated researcher and he is a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE).

As Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Law and Management Studies, Professor Mubangizi’s position entails, among other things, playing a leadership role in the day-to-day management duties and functions in the College, leading the academic and research strategy and realizing the mandate of the College and the University.

Click here to view Professor John Mubangizi's academic and research profile.

 


  News
  • Law Professor Plays an Active Role at UN Legal Aid Conference in Buenos Aires

    Professor David McQuoid-Mason (second left) with delegates at the Conference.

    [02 Dec, 2016] Professor David McQuoid-Mason of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies presented a paper at the 2nd International Conference on Access to Justice and Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems in Buenos Aires.

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  • Students Showcase Innovative Entrepreneurial Thinking at Business Challenge

    Team BuzziBee Boutique celebrating their victory.

    [02 Dec, 2016] Business Partners, sponsors of the Integrated Business Studies (IBS) presentations by UKZN Bachelor of Business Science students, has committed to financing all the innovative business solutions showcased on the day.

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  • Marine Conservation Drives UKZN Duo

    Ocean Heroes ready for action with Dr Thea van der Westhuizen and Mr Wade Krieger (centre).

    [02 Dec, 2016] School of Management, Information Technology and Governance academic, Dr Thea van der Westhuizen and masters student Mr Wade Krieger will contribute to marine conservation, promotion of youth development and awareness creation on the importance of ocean sport racing to the community through participating in the Ocean Heroes happening at North Beach, Durban on 4 December, however if better conditions prevail it will be on 3 December.

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  • UKZN Graduate making her mark in the Finance World

    Ms Risha Rajkumar.

    [02 Dec, 2016] A Chartered Accountant (CA) qualification continues to open doors for career growth for UKZN Accounting graduate Ms Risha Rajkumar.

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  • SA Land Reform Unpacked by UKZN Academic at London Conference

    Dr Adeoye Akinola (right) with Conference co-ordinator, Professor Joseph Bonnici.

    [28 Nov, 2016] School of Management, Information Technology and Governance academic Dr Adeoye Akinola presented an assessment of South African land reform at the recent IJAS International Conference for Social Sciences and Humanities held at the University of London.

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  • Annual Ellie Newman Moot Court Final a Roaring Success!

    Ellie Newman Moot court finalists (from left): Mr Connor Alexander, Mr Andile Mabaso, Mr Elisha Kunene (winner) and Ms Jolene Thompson.

    [28 Nov, 2016] Winning the annual Ellie Newman Moot Court competition, beating 320 participants by showcasing outstanding legal skills, is a sure sign that fourth-year Law student Mr Elisha Kunene is equipped for success in the legal profession.

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  • School of Accounting, Economics and Finance Hosts Research Supervision Workshop

    Professor Elizabeth Stack.

    [17 Nov, 2016]Accounting academics holding a master’s degree or PhD honed their supervision skills at a research workshop in Durban facilitated by Professor Elizabeth Stack of Rhodes University.

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  • Collaboration Between UKZN and Mauritian University Promotes Research

    From left: Mr Perienen Appavoo, Professor John Mubangizi, Professor Henry Wissink and Dr Upasana Singh.

    [17 Nov, 2016]Collaboration between the Open University in Mauritius and UKZN has yielded excellent results in the field of research.

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  • UKZN Accounting Students Clinch Fourth Place at International Competition

    The winning team: twins Mr Steffen Wies (left) and Mr Rudolph Wies with Mr Mahomed Osman.

    [17 Nov, 2016]Twins and third year Accounting students Mr Steffen and Mr Rudolph Wies, with colleague Mr Mahomed Osman, made UKZN proud when they finished fourth in the CFO Case Study Competition in Johannesburg.

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  • Street Law Democracy for All Workshop Held at UKZN

    Participants in the Street Law for All Workshop.

    [17 Nov, 2016]A three-day Street Law Democracy for All Workshop was presented by Professor David McQuoid-Mason of UKZN’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and Advocates Ms Devina Perumal and Mr Lesala Mofokeng of the School of Law on the Howard College campus.

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  • NEW UKZN BOOK ON TEACHING AND LEARNING

    Professor Kriben Pillay next to a poster promoting the new book at the recent UKZN Teaching and Learning Conference.

    [17 Nov, 2016] The College of Law and Management Studies’ (CLMS) Teaching and Learning Office has published the second volume of articles on teaching and learning by academics in the College.

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  • TOP TEACHING AND LEARNING HONOURS FOR UKZN ACADEMIC

    Ms Rosemary Quilling.

    [10 Nov, 2016] 2016 has been a year of high achievement for Information Systems and Technology Lecturer Ms Rosemary Quilli

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  • Professor Kriben Pillay, Keynote Speaker at Central University of Technology Research Seminar

    Professor Kriben Pillay delivering his keynote address.

    [02 Nov, 2016]UKZN’s Professor Kriben Pillay was the keynote speaker at Bloemfontein’s Central University of Technology’s Annual Prestige Research Seminar hosted by the Faculty of Management Sciences.

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  • UKZN Law Academics Contribute to DIT Intellectual Property Consultative Framework

    DUKZN Law Academics Contribute to DIT Intellectual Property Consultative Framework

    [02 Nov, 2016]A group of School of Law academics is part of a team of experts, scholars and pro-access to medicines advocates who have contributed to the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DIT) Intellectual Property Consultative Framework.

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  • Achieving Success in Business during Challenging Times Analysed at GSB&L Breakfast Forum

    Nedbank GSB&L Breakfast Forum

    [02 Nov, 2016]The Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L), in partnership with Nedbank, hosted a business breakfast themed: “Running a successful business in a world of VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) requires agility, speed and sound leadership as part of their ongoing strategy of shaping visionary future leaders”.

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  • UKZN Law Student Makes History

    Ms Pearl Biyela.

    [02 Nov, 2016]Fourth-year Law student Ms Pearl Biyela has become the first woman to be appointed National President of the Black Lawyers Association Student Chapter (BLAsc).

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  • Law and Management Studies Academics Rewarded for their Contribution to Teaching and Learning

    Dr Aradhna Arbee with College of Law and Management Studies Dean of Teaching and Learning Professor Kriben Pillay.

    [14 Oct, 2016]For their contribution to excellence in Teaching and Learning, College of Law and Management academics Dr Aradhna Arbee, Dr Karen Bargate and Dr Josue Mbonigaba were received top honours for their research articles.

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  • Law and Management Studies Academics in UKZN’s Top 30 Researchers List

    Professor Stephen Peté, Professor Maxwell Phiri, Professor Stephen Migiro, Professor Krishna K Govender and Professor David McQuoid-Mason.

    [14 Oct, 2016]Five College of Law and Management academics are in the University’s Top 30 researcher rankings for 2015.

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  • High Tea Celebration for Book Publications

    Publications celebrated at the High Tea.

    [11 Oct, 2016]The College of Law and Management Studies recently hosted a Book and Book Chapters High Tea Celebration.

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  • Research Excellence Celebrated at College of Law and Management Studies

    College of Law and Management Studies Research Day participants.

    [11 Oct, 2016]The College of Law and Management Studies celebrated great strides in research during its recent Research Days which saw over 80 academics and postgraduate students showcasing quality research done in the College’s various disciplines.

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  • Entrepreneurship Lecturer Shares Knowledge on Alternative Funding

    Ms Lindiwe Kunene.

    [30 Sep, 2016]Alternative funding models for social enterprise were unpacked by Entrepreneurship Lecturer Ms Lindiwe Kunene during her presentation at the Durban leg of the Pathways to Funding Do-Ference.

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  • Accounting Lecturer gives Career Guidance to KwaMashu and Pinetown Communitiest

    Dr Msizi Mkhize addressing the congregation.

    [30 Sep, 2016] Career guidance was at the centre of presentations by School of Accounting, Economics and Finance’s Thuthuka Project Co-ordinator Dr Msizi Mkhize to audiences in Pinetown and KwaMashu.

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  • Master of Laws Graduate Runner-up in Law Reform Essay Contest

    Mr Sibusiso Mbutho accepting his prize at the recent Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition Awards Ceremony held in Johannesburg.

    [22 Sep, 2016] An essay by Masters of Law graduate Mr Sibusiso Mbutho has won second place in the 2015 Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition.

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  • NEW BOOK BY UKZN RESEARCH FELLOW

    Research Fellow Dr Shamim Bodhanya’s new book

    [22 Sep, 2016] Graduate School of Business and Leadership’s (GSB&L) Research Fellow Dr Shamim Bodhanya’s book titled:Large Scale Systemic Change, Theories, Modelling and Practices,draws on interdisciplinary research to offer solutions to complex systematic challenges faced by humanity and society..

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  • UKZN GSB&L among Top Five Business Schools in SA

    GSB&L ranked among the top five in South Africa, according to the Professional Market Research (PMR) annual survey.

    [22 Sep, 2016] The Graduate School of Business and Leadership is ranked among the top five in South Africa, according to the Professional Market Research (PMR) annual survey of Accredited Business Schools in the country.

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  • UKZN Academic Presents Paper at Workshop in China

    Dr Thea van der Westhuizen during her visit to Lenovo’s headquarters in China.

    [15 Sep, 2016] School of Management, Information Technology and Governance academic, Dr Thea van der Westhuizen, presented a paper at the Strategy and Marketing for Emerging Countries workshop held in China.

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  • Accounting Students Benefit from Extra Tuition Programme

    Extra tuition classes participants.

    [15 Sep, 2016] Giving up spare time at weekends to get extra tuition is a sacrifice but also an investment some UKZN Accounting students make in pursuit of academic excellence.

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  • Law Academic Wins Gold Medal at International Karate Championships

    Gold medal winner Ms Suhayfa Bhamjee with her karate trainer Sensei Dan Naicker.

    [15 Sep, 2016] Blue belt karateka and UKZN Law Lecturer Ms Suhavfa Bhamiee won a gold medal in the Individual Kata section at the recent Kimura Shukokai International KZN Karate Championships.

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  • Developing Entrepreneurship in Africa a priority for UKZN Academic

    Ms Lindiwe Kunene with Mr Maka Tounkara (left) and Mr Chewe Mulenga both from Zambia.

    [12 Sep, 2016] School of Management, Information Technology and Governance academic Ms Lindiwe Kunene recently formed part of a delegation of young African entrepreneurs, researchers and government officials who participated in the Africa Youth Entrepreneurship Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya.

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  • GSB&L Academic a Panellist at Women Economic Empowerment Summit

    Ms Xioliswa Majola.

    [15 Sep, 2016]“Creating necessary capacity and skills among women entrepreneurs and executives to build the economy of the future” was the title of Graduate School of Business and Leadership’s (GSB&L) academic and PhD candidate, Ms Xoliswa Majozi at the recent Women Economic Empowerment Summit. 

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  • Prominent Business Leaders at UKZN’s Business Management Conference

    Prominent Business Leaders at UKZN’s Business Management Conference

    [2 Sep, 2016] Issues such a global sustainability challenges and potential solutions were the focus of the discussion between prominent leaders from the business and government sectors and academia at the 4th Business Management Conference (BMC) which was hosted by the UKZN College of Law and Management Studies from 24 to 26 August at the Riverside Hotel, Durban.

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  • Law Students Treated to Women’s Day High Tea

    Law Students Treated to Women’s Day High Tea

    [29 Aug, 2016] Leading global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright recently hosted 35 female Law students for a Women’s Day High Tea at the Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga.

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  • Third Year Law Student Presents at Launch of Maintenance Defaulters Strategy

    Mr Andile Mcineka.

    [29 Aug, 2016] UKZN Law student Mr Andile Mcineka was a speaker at the launch of the Department of Justice’s National Maintenance Defaulters strategy in KwaZulu-Natal.

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  • HEARD demonstrates its Capacity as Top African Research Centre

    HEARD showcases its skills as a leading African Research centre.

    [29 Aug, 2016] Hailed as a Centre of Excellence since its establishment in 1998, UKZN’s Health Economics and HIV and AIDS Research Division (HEARD) has again demonstrated its capacity as one of the most influential research centres in Africa.

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  • Supply Chain Student Association hosts Green Supply Chain Seminar

    Supply chain seminar participants.

    [29 Aug, 2016] The green supply chain was the focus of the Supply Chain Student Association’s (SCSA) recent seminar during which industry experts informed students how eco-friendly practices are practically applied in the industry..

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  • UKZN Law Expert Speaks at Conference in Zimbabwe

    UKZN Law Expert Speaks at Conference in Zimbabwe

    [02 Sep, 2016] Professor David McQuoid-Mason of UKZN’s Law School gave two interactive presentations at a Clinical Legal Education Conference, in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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  • Role of Women in Advancement of the Judiciary Examined in Lecture

    From left: Advocate Thandi Norman, Justice Mandisa Maya and Ms Nonduduzo Khanyile-Kheswa..

    [29 Aug, 2016] “The Impact of the Role of Women in the Advancement of the Judiciary: Tilting the Scales of Judicial Transformation?”, was the title of a recent public lecture hosted by the School of Law in partnership with UKZN’s Corporate Relations Division.

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  • Students receive Career Information at Employers Career Exhibition

    Students engaging with prospective employers at the career exhibition.

    [22 Aug, 2016] Are you one of tomorrow’s future leaders? What makes you stand out? Are you ready to begin your journey to a successful career?

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  • GSB&L Business Breakfast Celebrates Women in Leadership

    Business breakfast panellists and GSB&L academics.

    [19 Aug, 2016] Leadership development in the workplace, women leaders innovating the global space and women equality and the gender gap were some of the issues discussed at the recent Graduate School of Business and Leadership’s (GSB&L) Business Forum aimed at celebrating women in leadership.

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  • School of Accounting, Economics and Finance Academic contributes to Maritime Economics on a Global Scale

    Mr Sanele Gumede at the international Maritime Transport and Ports Conference in China.

    [15 Aug, 2016] Maritime Economics Researcher, Mr Sanele Gumede is part of an international Maritime Transport and Ports special interest group which sees researchers and scholars deliberate and exchange ideas on maritime issues with the aim of growing the global economy.

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  • HEARD’s Disability Research named in UNICEF’s Best for 2016

    HEARD’s disability research has been named in UNICEF’s Best Research for 2016.

    [15 Aug, 2016] A pilot study conducted by HEARD researchers at UKZN on the hidden cost of disability in South Africa has been named in UNICEF’s Best Research in 2016. UNICEF - the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund - is a United Nations programme which provides humanitarian assistance and development to mothers and children in the developing world.

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  • Growing Research in Economics a Priority for the Macroeconomics Working Group

    Macroeconomics Working Group members delivering their presentations at the MBALI Conference.

    [01 Sep, 2016] Eleven members of the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance’s (SAEF) Macroeconomics Working Group (MWG) presented their research at the University of Zululand’s Management, Business, Administration and Legal Initiatives (MBALI) International Conference.

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  Events
  Schools
   
  • Graduate School of Business and Leadership The Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) offers its flagship programme the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies degree (MCom), and the Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership and Management (PGDLM). Other programmes include the Management Development Programme (MDP) and an array of executive programmes for companies.

      School Website

    The Graduate School of Business and Leadership
  • School of Accounting, Economics & Finance The School of Accounting, Economics & Finance offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes on the Pietermaritzburg and Westville campuses. The School offers programmes in the disciplines of Applied Economics; Auditing; Economics; Finance; Financial Accounting; Managerial Accounting and Finance; and Taxation. 

      School Website

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  • School of Law The School of Law falls within the College of Law and Management Studies and operates on both the Howard College and Pietermaritzburg Campuses. The School is currently being led by Professor Managay Reddi as Dean and Head of School. The School is one of the largest contact Law schools in South Africa. The undergraduate LLB Degree is offered on both campuses with a common curriculum.

      School Website

    Model 3
  • School of Management, IT & Governance The School of Management, IT & Governance is based on the Pietermaritzburg and Westville campuses. A wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are offered in the disciplines of Marketing; Management and Entrepreneurship; Human Resources and Labour Relations; Supply Chain Management; Information Systems and Management; Information Systems and Technology; and Public Governance.

      School Website

    School of Applied Human Sciences
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