Prof. Christiena Maria Van Der Bank
Professor C.M. van der Bank is an associate professor of Law and the Executive Dean of Human Sciences. She was awarded the prize for the best B Proc graduate. Prior to joining the University, she was the CEO of SANCA for five years. She joined the University in 1996. Previously she held a lecturing post and a Principal lecturing post at the Vaal University of Technology. She has taught a wide range of subjects, including human rights, mercantile law and labour law. She is also an admitted Advocate of the High Court of South Africa and has a particular interest in African discourse, especially the African Union and New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). She is a member of National Patent Examination Board (PEB). Her publications focus is on human rights and labour law. She is the author of a chapter in the Handbook of Urbanization and African Cultures with the title of “Law, Change, Human Rights, and Development in South Africa”. Current research interest: constitutional law, labour law, human rights, trafficking in persons and law of contracts. She has presented 2 National papers and 13 International papers and the author of several textbooks for students. She also published widely in journals.