Research Projects

Postgraduate Research Supervision

I supervise postgraduate research on various aspects of intellectual property, technology and the Internet. The following dissertations have been completed under my supervision or co-supervision:


  • Malise, Mapulane, ‘ ‘From fair dealing to fair use: Striking a balance between competing interests in South African law’ LLM


  • Lechaba, Refilwe ‘Access to affordable pharmaceutical products and the interplay between patents and public health’ LLM
  • Kwofie Karl ‘The application of copyright law in dealing with digital sampling’ LLM
  • Kok, Lucinda ‘The scope of the adaptation right in South African copyright law’ LLM 


  • Du Preez, Kiara ‘Music and the originality requirement under copyright law’ LLM
  • Mayesa, Mzimasi ‘Copyright in the music industry: The protection of artists’ rights against exploitation in South Africa’ LLM


Research Projects

  • Data Science Law Lab
  •  Multi-territorial digital copyright licensing within the AfCFTA (Open African Innovation Research (Open AIR) project 2020).
  • (for Queen Elizabeth Scholars) Gender equality in South Africa’s creative sector through the regulation of collective management organisations (2019)