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Tshepo Mosaka

Tshepo Mosaka is a researcher in the fields of Evidence, Argumentation Theory and African Studies. Tshepo, a Tiso Foundation scholar, completed his LLB (with distinction) at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, following which he was awarded to a NRF/UCT Faculty of Law scholarship, with which he completed his LLM (by research) (with distinction) at the University of Cape Town. Tshepo's LLM research focused on the law and philosophical foundations of relevance in the context of evidence. 

After completing his LLM, Tshepo did his articles, gaining exposure to commercial litigation (in, amongst othe areas, public procurement, contracts, company law, banking and environmental law) and financial regulatory law.

Tshepo is now reading for his PhD at the University of Nottingham (having been awarded a number of scholarships, including the First Rand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship, Oppenheimer Memorial Scholarship, Nottingham School of Law Scholarship, and the Nottingham Vice-Chancellor Research Excellence scholarship). His doctoral research is a jurisprudential study of theories of Evidence and Proof in Africa. The problem he grapples with concerns how statutory crimes of witchcraft can be proven in African jurisdictions.

Expertise & Research Interests

Evidence, Jurisprudence, Legal Argumentation and African Studies.

Recent Publications

  • Tshepo Bogosi Mosaka, 2018. Does the application of the Blom rules entitle Oscar Pistorius to an acquittal? Stellenbosch Law Review. 29(1), 146 - 158
  • Sanele Sibanda and Tshepo Bogosi Mosaka, 2015. Bhe v Magistrate, Khayelitsha: A Cultural Conundrum, Fanonian Alienation and An Elusive Constitutional Oneness. In: MICHAEL BISHOP and ALISTAIR PRICE, eds., A Transformative Justice: Essays in Honour of Pius Langa Juta Law Publishing. 256 - 280