Mr Motshabi
Khanya B Motshabi

Khanya B Motshabi is an international and constitutional lawyer who has taught at the Universities of the North-West, the Witwatersrand and Cape Town. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the Dedman School of Law of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He has been a Scholar in Residence at the Centre for Human Rights Studies of Columbia University in New York. He has been a Visitor at University College London in the United Kingdom. The Junior Chamber International named him one of the Four Outstanding Young South Africans. He is a Fellow of both the London-based 21st Century Trust and the Fulbright Programme. He is a former UCT Graduate School of Business/ Financial Mail Distinguished Speaker.

He served for twenty-four years as a legal advisor, manager, senior executive and board director, mainly in the private sector. Since return to the academy, he has lectured legal writing (LPRC 2514), international law (LINT 4824) and environmental law (LENV 4824). He currently teaches constitutional equality (LPUB 4814) and constitutional property, which includes socio-economic rights (LPUB 4824). His writings straddle law, insurance and other disciplines. He contributed to the anthologies, Educating and Developing Managers for a Changing South Africa and Sanctions Against Apartheid. He co-edited Cultural Synergy in South Africa: Weaving Strands of Africa and Europe and The Dispute Resolution Digest 2014. He is a sometime contributor to the Annual Survey of South African Law. His journal articles include ‘International Law and the United States Raid on Libya’. His most recent journal articles include ‘Decolonising the University: A Law Perspective’, ‘Observational Critique of FIRAC as a Tool for Legal Analysis’ (co-authored) and the imminent ‘Decolonising Affirmative Action in 21st Century Africa: Reparatory Alternatives for Affirming South Africa’. 


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