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Teaching and Research Assistants

Praise Adejimi

Praise Adejimi is a Constitutional and Administrative Law master’s student. She been a part of the University of Cape Town for about 5 years and is excited to venture into the world of being a postgraduate student and specialising in a specific aspect of law. Apart from being a bookworm, she enjoys broadening her horizon and actively participating in adventurous activities. Yet, regardless of her adventurous interest and persona, she is an introvert at heart.


Dan Mafora

Dan Mafora is a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Public Law tutoring Constitutional Law. He is also the research officer at the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC). He was previously a candidate attorney at DLA Piper South Africa working in its banking and finance and mergers & acquisitions practices. Prior to that he was a clerk to Justice Mbuyiseli R. Madlanga at the Constitutional Court. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Pretoria and is reading for his LLM under the supervision of Dr. Leo Boonzaier.


Dimakatso Nchodu

Dimakatso Nchodu is a Teaching Assistant at the University of Cape Town, in the Public Law department. She graduated with her LLB in 2020. Is in the process of completing her LLM dissertation in Constitutional Law and Administrative Justice and is starting her LLD in 2022 in Criminal Procedure. Her research interests lie in social justice, and improving the justice system in relation to Gender-Based violence, and hate crimes. Her research aims to spread awareness around the issues of marginalised groups; specifically, those of women, children, queer people, and people of colour.


Catherine Willis-Smith

Catherine Willis-Smith is a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Public Law, tutoring Administrative Law and the Law of Evidence. She graduated with an LLB (magna cum laude) from the University of Cape Town in 2018. She was a tutor in the Law Faculty’s Writing Centre and for the Legal Writing Project (LWP) in her final year.

Catherine’s research interests are in criminal justice, and she is currently pursuing her LLM (Coursework and Minor Dissertation) under the supervision of Prof PJ Schwikkard.


Wandile Zondo

Wandile Zondo  graduated with an LLB in 2020 from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Last year he completed an LLM (Environmental Law) from the University of Cape Town. His research interests culminate from his life experiences (an environmentalist, social justice and LGBTQ+ rights activist), as they include Environmental Law, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law and Human Rights Law. During his final year of LLB studies, he tutored first-year law students. In addition, he has sat on the UKZN's Student for Law and Social Justice (SLSJ) executive committee for two consecutive terms.

Wandile is also working on begging his LLD journey at Stellenbosch University.