Dr Nombulelo Lubisi

Bjuris, LLB, LLM and LLD
Dean of Law
Public Law
Telephone Number: 
+27 43 704 7531
Teaching Responsibilities: 

Advanced Constitutional Law, Advanced Administrative Law, Labour Law, Social Security Law

Research Interests: 

Human rights, labour law, and social security law


Dr Nombulelo Lubisi holds a Bjuris, LLB, LLM and LLD from the University of Fort Hare, and various other certificates covering a number of competencies.   She was admitted to practice as an advocate in 2005 and is currently working at Nelson R Mandela School of Law at the University of Fort Hare.  

Her duties at Fort Hare involve lecturing, managing the Faculty, taking part in various faculty and university committees.  This is where she developed teaching, research and administrative skills and has become very committed to her work.  In 2005 she was appointed as a Head of Department of Adjectival Law, in 2007 as a co-ordinator of Quality Assurance, and in 2011 a Co-ordinator of Law Foundation Programme.  As a result of working in different committees of the University, she realised that she could do well in teaching, as well as administrative work, and then applied for the post of Deputy Dean and succeeded with effect January 2013 till December 2015.

In 2007 she was invited by the Rutgers Law School and the United States District Court (the Federal court) in Camden, New Jersey to a Research Scholar in Law and to participate in the Clerkship Exchange programme first established between the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the Federal Court and Rutgers Law School, for three months. 

From 2007-2008 she was also granted a scholarship by the Netherlands National UNESCO Commission as a visiting researcher at the Centre for Human Rights of Maastricht University, Netherlands. 

During her stay at Netherlands, she had an opportunity to visit a number of institutions in different countries in Europe. During 2008 she was appointed by the Minister of Justice to serve on an advisory committee of the South African Law Reform Commission’s Project 25 on Statutory Revision, which was tasked to scrutinise labour statutes. In 2015 she was also appointed to serve on a committee of inquiry at the Bisho Legislature.