Department of Jurisprudence

Ms GS Nkosi

College of Law
School of Law
Department: Jurisprudence
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 433 9536


  • BProc (University of Kwazulu -Natal)
  • LLB (University of Kwazulu-Natal)
  • LLM (University of the Witwatersrand)

Currently teaching

  • Introduction to law for social work
  • Introduction to Paralegal Studies

Fields of academic interests

  • Child Law
  • Indigenous African Law
  • Social Security Law
  • Gender and the Law

Journal articles

  • "Validity of polygamous marriages and jurisdiction to supervise the estate of deceased blacks: Nkonki v Nkonki" Speculum Juris (vol 1) 2002 300-302
  • "The predicament of an African woman: a critique of current legislation on domestic workers" SA Mercantile Law Journal (vol 15) 2003 407-413
  • "The extent of recognition of customs in indigenous law of marriage: a comment on Mabuza v Mbatha" Speculum Juris (vol 18) 2004 325
  • "Indigenous African marriage and same-sex partnerships: conflicts and controversies" International Journal of African Renaissance Studies (vol 2) 2007
  • "Registration of customary marriages under the Transkei Marriage Act: Wormald NO and others v Kambule [2004] 3 All SA 392 (EC), Wormald NO and others v Kambule 2006 3 SA SCA and Kambule v Baduza and 7 others case no 1833/2006 (EC)" Speculum Juris (vol 2) 2007 (Co-authored)
  • "Accessibility of social assistance benefits in indigenous African communities from a South African perspective" in Children's rights in Namibia (2009)
  • "Social work and child law in South Africa: A legal perspective" Obiter 33(2) 2012
  • "Gender equality in South Africa: Bridging the divide" (co-authored chapter in a book) in Law, Governance and World Order (2012) ISBN number 978-87-994854-2-0
  • "An analysis of the South African social assistance system as it applies to children in rural communities: A perspective from the Grootboom case" SAPL 26 (1) 2011
  • "'It takes a village to raise a child': Accessibility of social assistance benefits in indigenous African communities" SA Mercantile Law Journal 22(3) 2010
  • "Traditional and contemporary social assistance measures in South Africa: A historical perspective" SA Public Law 28 (2) 2013.