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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:

Dr. Ada Ordor is an Associate 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 Adjunct Professor of the CCLA, having served as South Africa’s Ambassador to the World Trade Organisation from 2010 -2014, capping a long, distinguished career at the WTO.  He also currently serves as the Director of the Centre for Trade and Regional Industrialisation (CTRI), a think-tank supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the South African Department of Trade and Industry (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. He was for many years, the Director of the Institute of Development and Labour Law at the UCT Law Faculty.

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. He consults for international organisations on a variety of issues including civil society, human rights, state and national building in Nigeria and Africa more generally.

Dr Anthony Diala is the URC postdoctoral research fellow at the CCLA and the Managing Editor of the Journal of Comparative Law in Africa.  

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