Head of Department
Stephen Newman
Mr Stephen Newman
Position: Head of Department & Senior Lecturer
Department: Mercantile Law
Room: Office 111 Embizweni building
Location: South Campus
Phone: +27 (0)41 504 2582
Fax: +27 (0)41 504 1095
Email: stephen.newman@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: B Com LLB, LLM(cum laude) (UPE), LLM: International Trade Law (Stell), Diploma: Legislative Drafting (Vista University)
Expertise: ICT Law, International Trade Law, Consumer Protection Law
Responsibilities: JMCV402 (IT Law), JCLV402 (Consumer Protection Law)

Academic Staff
Ms Tina Hokwana
Position: Lecturer
Department: Faculty of Law
Room: 130
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 2191
Email: Tina.Hokwana@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: LLB (NMMU), Programme in Labour Law Certificate (NMMU), Attorney of the High Court of South Africa, LLM (Labour law)
Expertise: Commercial Law, Labour Law, Civil Law, Family Law, Medical Negligence, Litigation
Responsibilities: Law of contract (JLCV200), Specific contracts A (JLQV301) and Law of sale and lease (JLQV302)

Siphesihle Kahla
Ms Siphesihle Kahla
Position: Lecturer
Department: Mercantile Law
Room: Office 119 Embizweni building
Location: South Campus
Phone: +27 (0)41 504 2
Email: siphesihle.kahla@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: LLB (Wits), LLM (FS)
Expertise: Law of Contract, Business Entities
Responsibilities: Modules: JCP202 (Law for Hospitality Managers)

Jacqueline Maholo
Ms Jacqueline Maholo
Position: Lecturer
Department: Mercantile Law
Room: 021 Embizweni
Location: South Campus
Email: jacqueline.maholo@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: LLB (UJ),LLM (Commercial Law) (UJ)
Expertise: Banking and Financial services regulation Law
Responsibilities: JHA131/JHAV1X1/JHA1X1: Commercial Law A, JLQV311: Spec Contracts B, JHT1211: Business Entities, JHAA402: Corporate Procedures Adv Dip Acc, JHAV202: Commercial law B

Daphney Sibongile Mnisi
Ms Daphney Mnisi
Position: Lecturer
Department: Mercantile Law
Room: 1st Floor, Embizweni Building
Location: South Campus
Email: Daphney.mnisi@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: LLB (NMMU), LLM (Nelson Mandela University)
Responsibilities: Individual Employment Law (JHR1001); Collective Labour Law and Social Security Law (JHR1202); Labour Law (JMLV300/3002).

Mr Thando Qotoyi
Mr Thando Qotoyi
Position: Lecturer
Department: Mercantile Law
Room: 110
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2587
Email: Thanduxolo.Qotoyi2@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: LLB (Unisa),LLM (NMMU), MA (Labour Relations) (UPE), PG Dip (Labour Law) (UJ)
Expertise: Labour Law
Responsibilities: Lectures labour law, commercial law

Mr Gary Jon  Richards
Mr Gary Richards
Position: Lecturer
Department: Mercantile Law
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 1159
Fax: 27 41 4645797
Email: Gary.Richards@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BJuris LLB (UPE) LLM (UNISA), Attorney
Expertise: Company Law, Jurisprudence
Responsibilities: Lecture Company Law and Commercial Law

Glenwin Sefela
Adv Glenwin Sefela
Position: Lecturer
Department: Mercantile Law
Room: 0125, First floor, Administration Building
Location: George Campus
Phone: 044 801 5580
Email: Glenwin.Sefela@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: LLB (UWC), LLM (UWC)
Expertise: Contract law and Environmental Law
Responsibilities: Introduction to Labour Law, Commercial Law: General Principles of a Contract, Commercial Law: Specific Contracts, Forestry Law: Commercial Law, Agricultural Law 1A: Commercial Law, Agricultural Law 1B: Environmental Law, Nature Conservation: Environmental Law, Veldfire Legislation

Andrew Mark Tait
Professor Mark Tait
Position: Associate Professor
Department: Mercantile Law
Room: 0125, First floor, Administration Building
Location: George Campus
Phone: 0448015580
Email: mark.tait@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: B Juris (UPE), LLB (Stellenbosch), MBL (Unisa), LLM (UPE), LLD (NMMU)
Expertise: Consumer Law & Tourism Law
Responsibilities: Sabbatical leave 2023

Adriaan Van der Walt
Professor Adriaan Van der Walt
Position: Head: Labour and Social Security Law Unit
Department: Mercantile Law
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2199
Email: Adriaan.VanDerWalt@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BJuris BA (Hons) (UPE) LLB (UNISA)
Expertise: Labour Law

Administrative Staff
Evron Chase
Ms Evron Chase
Position: Departmental Secretary: Department of Mercantile Law
Department: Mercantile Law
Room: 28 (Faculty of Law, 1st Floor, Embizweni Building)
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 2798
Email: Evron.Chase@mandela.ac.za