Department of Private Law

Dr B Mmusinyane

College of Law
School of Law
Department: Private Law
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 429 8496


  • Advance Programme in Labour Law (UNISA 2017)
  • Doctor of Laws (LLD) (UNISA 2016)
  • Diploma in Intensive Course on the Role of Human Rights in Development: Impact and Responsibility (Abo Akademi University-Institute for Human Rights-2011)
  • Master of Laws (LLM) (UP 2003)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Vista 2002)

Fields of academic interests

Research interests

  • Human Rights Law
  • Constitutional law
  • Land and Housing Law
  • Customary Law
  • Media Law
  • Labour Law

Field of Specialisation

  • Human Rights Law
  • Land and Housing Law
  • Property Law
  • Constitutional Property Law
  • Media Law-Film and Publication Law and Freedom of expression
  • Constitutional law

Journal articles

  1. Should Alienation of Land Act 68 of 1981 be amended to address homelessness? Sarrahwhitz v Maritz 2015 8 BCLR 925(CC) PELJ (Forthcoming)
  2. Demanding equal rights and treatment of husbands/partners in paternity disputes: a South African perspective AJLS (Forthcoming)
  3. Moses Montesh and Boitumelo Mmusinyane, ‘An Analysis of the Gaps in the Newly Established South African Military Ombud’ Scientia Militaria, South African Journal of Military Studies, 2013, Vol. 41/1, pp. 91-111.
  4. Prof M Montesh, B Mmusinyane and SI Dintwe ‘A Perspective of the White Collar Crime as a Global Financial Problem’ in the First International Conference on Development Finance & Economic Transformation, ICEDFET 2013, ISBN: 978-0-9921971-1-7 at 61-74.
  5. Mmusinyane B ‘South Africa’s poverty alleviation strategy through housing: Chasing the 2015 Millennium Development Goals’ pragmatic?’ (2014) Int. J. Private Law vol. 7(1) 40-52
  6. Mmusinyane B & Serumaga-Zake S ‘An End to Impunity: The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) Indictment of African Dictators/Leaders’ Law, Governance and World Order 2012, p212-221
  7. Mmusinyane BThe Complexity of invoking and enforcing the Right to (Adequate) Housing separately, and as part of the Socio-Economic Rights within the African, Inter-American and Asian Regional Human Rights Systems’ US-China Law Review 2011 Volume 8/11, (serial number 84) p 1008-1034
  8. Mmusinyane B “Enforcing the Right to Adequate Housing within the Indian Constitution: A Lesson for Canada” Int. J. Public Law and Policy, Vol. 2/2, 2012, p162-175
  9. Mmusinyane B “The Role of Traditional Authorities in Developing Customary Laws in accordance with the Constitution: Shilubana and others v Nwamitwa 2008 (9) BCLR 914 (CC)” PER 2009 Volume 12/3p 131-161
  10. Is an Attorney also a suitable person under section 33 and 34 of the Children’s Act Codicilus Vol. 48 no. 2 of 2007(15-17).

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Mediation Consultant for Civil and Commercial disputes (Conflict Dynamics) 
  • Advocate of the High Court of South Africa
  • Chairperson of the National Home Builders Registration Council Disciplinary Committee (Ad hoc) 2015-2018.
  • National Research Foundation recipient of Sabbatical Grants to complete Doctoral degree: Ref Number: 86461
  • UNISA Masters and Doctoral Research Support Funding Recipient 2013
  • Assessor and Moderator with SASSETA for Diploma in Paralegal, Sherriff law enforcement, family law and  Qualifications
  • Assessor and Moderator for National Diploma: Labour Relations Practice and National Certificate: Labour Relations Practice
  • Former Commissioner for the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa 2012-2016


Presented our Written Submissions concerning the Military Ombudsman Bill of 2011, before Parliament’s Committee of Defence and Military Veterans on 17 August 2011