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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 (company law, cyberlaw etc) and those who graduated prior to the establishment of the chair in 2019 are not listed below, they are listed here.


Luxmore Chiwuta 

Victor Nzomo

Helen Chuma-Okoro

Aleck Ncube

Judith Kadege

Philda Maiga

Jade Kouletakis

Rhona Rwangyezi 

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)