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Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Dr Talkmore Chidede is the 2021 Postdoctoral Research Fellow under the SARChI Research Chair in Intellectual Property, Innovation and Development in the Department of Commercial Law at University of Cape Town (UCT). He holds a Doctor of Laws (LLD) in International Investment Law from the University of the Western Cape and a Master of Laws (LLM) in International Investment Law from the University of Fort Hare. His research interests include international trade and investment law, intellectual property rights and African regional integration.

 

Dr Chijioke Okorie was the inaugural Postdoctoral Fellow under the SARChI Research Chair in Intellectual Property, Innovation and Development in the Department of Commercial Law at University of Cape Town (UCT) (2019 - 2020). She is also a Queen Elizabeth Scholar with the Open African Innovation Research (OpenAIR) Network. She obtained her PhD in Commercial Law (copyright and competition law in digital business models) from UCT and her LLM in Internet Law and Policy from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.Dr Okorie is the author of Multi-sided music platforms and the Law: Copyright, Law and Policy in Africa, published by Routledge in 2019. Her full profile is available on: LinkedIn

 

Postdoctoral and Doctoral Researchers

 

Ghati Nyehita is the 2021 Doctoral Research Fellow under the DST/NRF SARChI Research Chair in Intellectual Property, Innovation and Development, Commercial Law Department, University of Cape Town. She is a doctoral candidate at UCT specializing in Intellectual Property Law. She is also an Open African Innovation Research (OpenAIR) Network Queen Elizabeth Scholar. Her research interests focus on aligning creativity with development in Africa.

 

In 2019 - 2020, Dr Desmond Oriakhogba was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Public Law Department; and a postdoctoral researcher under the DST/NRF SARChI Research Chair in Intellectual Property, Innovation and Development, Commercial Law Department, University of Cape Town. He is also a Queen Elizabeth Scholar with the Open African Innovation Research (OpenAIR) Network. He obtained his PhD in Commercial Law (specialising in intellectual property and competition law), from the University of Cape Town; and his LLM and LLB degrees from the University of Benin, Nigeria. Dr Oriakhogba is a qualified solicitor and barrister of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

 

 

Research Students

The South African Research Chair: Intellectual Property, Innovation and Development currently has the following students undertaking IP research under Professor Ncube's supervision or co-supervision. Students working on other topics are not listed. 

PhD

Luxmore Chiwuta 

Victor Nzomo

Helen Chuma-Okoro

Aleck Ncube

Judith Kadege

Philda Maiga

Hanani Hlomani 

Ruth Sinkala

Master of Laws (LLM) [from 2019)

Elisa Duku 

Kuhle Booi

Cedrine Ernstzen

Mohammed Amusa

Yonga Madikizela

Relebohile Phoofolo

Vuyo Magongoma

Shaik Neerooa

Danai Nyamukutsa

Angie Silva

 

 

LLB  student research assistantships 

These students contribute to the work of the Chair on assigned research topics and tasks. The students receive informal training and mentoring through participation in non-curriculum research seminars and participation in workshop/conference planning, logistics and administration. There are also opportunities for the students under the Chair to publish and enhance their leadership, organisational and community engagement skills.

 

Bianca Bresler (2020)

Morite Makola (2020)

Angie Montandon  (2020)

Sanelisiwe Mthalane (2020)

 Muofhe Tshifularo (2020)

Somila Dondashe (2019)

Simamkele Gosa (2019)

Tumi Mohapi (2019)

Adelaide Lendor (2019)

 

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