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The Law Faculty has a core of committed staff and an established research base within which the centre is positioned. The CCLA staff includes:

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D r. Ada Ordor is a Professor and  Director of the CCLA. She teaches Law and Regional Integration in Africa and has research interests in law and development in Africa. Dr. Faizel Ismail is a Professor and Director of the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, having served as South Africa’s Ambassador to the World Trade Organisation from 2010 -2014. He also currently serves as the Director of the Centre for Trade and Regional Industrialisation (CTRI), a think-tank supported by the UNDP and the DTi.

Emeritus Professor Evance Kalula, a long-serving academic at UCT and immediate past Executive Director of UCT’s International Academic Programme (IAPO), Director of the Confucius Institute and President of the International Labour Relations Association is a Research Associate of the CCLA.

Dr Oluwatoyin Badejogbin is a research associate of the CCLA. He has a lengthy career in public interest law, specializing in human rights, counterterrorism and criminal justice, etc. He has a PhD in Criminal Justice from UCT, where he also worked as Advocacy and Policy Lead for the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit, an applied research unit.


Dr Jonathan Bashi Rudahindwa is a research associate of the CCLA. He currently teaches General Commercial Law, Foreign Exchange Regulations, Investment Law and OHADA and Regional Integration in Africa at Université Protestante au Congo (D.R. Congo) and has been involved in the teaching of the Law and Development, and Legal Systems of Asia and Africa courses at SOAS, University of London. He is the author of the highly recommended book, Regional Developmentalism through Law: Establishing an African Economic Community (Routledge, 2018)

Dr Nojeem Amodu is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at CCLA. His PhD thesis on corporate governance and corporate social responsibility won the Best PhD Thesis in Humanities award. He has graduated first in all his classes from his LLB degree from Lagos State University to the awards of LLM and PhD degrees from University of Lagos, Nigeria. Nojeem is a well-rounded scholar with more than 10 years cumulative experience as both external solicitor and in-house corporate and commercial legal counsel in multinational companies including Dangote Industries Limited.

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Dr. Victor Amadi is a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Comparative Law in Africa (CCLA). He holds an LLB, LLM and LLD degree from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. He has a research interest in international trade law, comparative regional integration and development. His doctoral thesis examined facilitating intra-regional trade through the movement of people in the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

Mrs Phumelele Dhlamini serves as Administrator of CCLA programmes as well as Editorial Assistant of the Journal of Comparative Law in Africa.