Dr Denine Smit
Associate Professor
Mercantile Law
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Mercantile Law
IB 77
051 4013593
Johannes Brill Building 42

Short CV

Denine Smit is a lecturer in the Department of Mercantile Law where she currently lectures several modules in both languages. Her focus is on Labour Law, wherein she attained her LLD degree.

After she had been admitted as an advocate in the Supreme Court, Bloemfontein, she practiced as an advocate with the then Attorney - General`s Office for many years. She entered private practice and served as one of the first females on the Executive Board at SAB. She redirects her focus from criminal law to the domain of civil law and especially labour law.She was employed as manager LabourNet in the Free State wherein after she practiced as an advocate specialising in Labour Law until her appointment as lecturer in February 2010.

Her involvement with the University of the Free State is noted during her  career and she provided training to many large organisations amidst others, Coca Cola, SAB and also lectured Mercantile Law part time at the UFS as well as at the CUT on both post -and pre- grade levels.

She attains the following qualifications: B Iuris, LLB, Postgraduate certificate in Labour Law( Cum Laude) and LLM ( With disctinction) at the UFS., LLD ( Labour Law) Several other diplomas and certificates were also attained. She lectures both postgraduate and undergraduates and specialises in Labour Law.

Area(s) of Interest

Labour Law

Courses Presented

Law of Competition, Law of Credit agreements & Consumor protection, Insurance Law and Law of Pension funds (HRO314)

Commercial Law (HRG114 / 124)

Labour Law (RPK312)



T: +27 51 401 2451
F: + 27 51 401 3043

E: law@ufs.ac.za

Equitas Building
UFS Bloemfontein Campus

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