The Faculty of Law would like to congratulate Alumnus Lutho Jolobe, he was offered a position at the Constitutional Court to clerk for Justice Mhlantla next year and needless to say, he graciously accepted the offer.

Lutho attained his LLB from the University back in 2014 and is currently doing his reading for LLM in Labour Law. During his time at the University and in the faculty he accumulated a long list of responsibilities, achievements and awards. Just to name a few, he was a student assistant for the Moot Court module, received the Vice Chancellor’s Award for excellence in leadership, was the executive secretary of the law student society and received a total of three merit awards from the University.

In 2016, he was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa. Since January 2017, he has been a practicing Attorney at the Legal Resources Centre in Grahamstown, where he specialises in Civil, Criminal and Constitutional law litigation.

The Faculty of Law wishes him all of the best on his new endeavor and trusts that he will keep our name high.



Dr Felix Musukubili, a Graduate of Nelson Mandela University from Namibia, who obtained his LLM and LLD from this university, was recently appointed by His Excellency Dr Hage. G. Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia in terms of Article 32 (2) of the Constitution of the Republic of Namibia, read with section 11 (1) of the National Youth Service Act (Act No.6 of 2005), as Commissioner of the  National Youth Service.

The objectives of the National Youth Service are to - (a) serve as a meeting point for youth from various social and cultural backgrounds so as to enable the youth to share common experiences and to encourage notions of equality; (b) provide the youth with opportunities for further studies and training so as to enhance their opportunities of employment; (c) contribute to the socio-economic development of Namibia and the alleviation of poverty in the country; (d) provide opportunities for the youth to take part in national development on a voluntary basis; and (e) encourage patriotism, a sense of nationhood and commitment to Namibia’s development.

On one hand, the functions of the Service are to - (a) recruit on a voluntary basis youth to benefit from the Service’s programmes and activities; (b) provide skills training and personal development programmes and activities for the recruits; (c) employ the recruits in tasks of national importance and otherwise in the service of the nation; (d) inculcate youth volunteerism and civic responsibilities among the recruits. Dr Felix Musukubili is charged with the above responsibilities in Namibia. 

Dr Musukubili on completion of his LLM 2009, was promoted to Director of Labour Service, in the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Job Creation In Namibia. On completion is his LLD in 2013, he returned briefly to his role as Director. In 2014 he was offered the role of Executive: Human Resources at the Namibian Ports Authority, the role he occupied until he got appointed by the President as Commissioner on 1 June 2020. Dr Musukubili is actively involved in academic work with two local universities (University of Namibia and National University of Science and Technology) as an external examiner, moderator, and research supervisor. Further, he continues to provide academic services at Nelson Mandela University as an external examiner for post-graduate studies in the Law Faculty.      

Dr Felix Musukubili has numerous academic qualifications. Among them, are: LLD, LLM from Nelson Mandela University, South Africa, LLB and Hons Degree in Labour Relation & Human Resources Management from UNISA, a Post Graduate Diploma in Labour Law from UNAM in collaboration with UCT. He further has a National Diploma in Police Science, from the then Polytechnic of Namibia, now NUST and a Senior Management Programme (Certificate) from Stellenbosch Business School, in South Africa.





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Supervisor: Prof M Carnelley

Co-supervisor: Prof EJH Schrage

Co-supervisor: Prof A Govindjee


Labour Minister appoints Minimum Wage Vommission




Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has finally appointed the 13-member National Minimum Wage Commission following a tussle over candidates that delayed the implementation of the law in 2018. A Business Day report notes the National Minimum Wage Act establishes the commission that will, among other functions, review the national minimum wage and recommend its adjustment annually, investigate and report on the effect of the regime. However, disagreement between Nedlac constituencies, the government, labour and business over the composition of the commission dragged on even after the law came into effect on 1 January. The commission will encompass responsibilities of the Employment Conditions Commission (ECC) that advises the Minister on sectoral determinations and other issues arising out of the application of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act. Each Nedlac constituency has to nominate three commissioners, while the Minister has the final say over the chair and three independent experts. It will be chaired by Professor Adriaan van der Walt, a labour law academic at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth. Other appointees include Global Business Solutions CEO Jonathan Goldberg and Nedbank HR executive Kaizer Moyane. Wits University’s Professor Imraan Valodia; senior economist at Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies Dr Neva Makgetla; and associate professor of sociology at Wits University Sarah Mosoetsa were appointed as experts. Cosatu deputy general secretary Solly Phetoe also sits on the commission.