Department of Public, Constitutional and International Law

Prof MJ Mathenjwa

College of Law
School of Law
Department: Public, Constitutional and International
Tel: 012 429 3695


  • Burris(UFH)
  • LLB ( Wits)
  • LLM LLD( Unisa)

Currently teaching

  • Constitutional Law
  • Local Government Law

Fields of academic interests

  • Local Government Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Administrative Law


Supervision of Local Government (2017) Juta and Company.

Journal articles

Constitutional obligations imposed on provincial government in instances where a municipality cannot deliver basic services because of crisis in its financial affairs 1 (2015) TSAR.

Reconsidering the privileges and immunities of municipal councils 3 (2015) Orbiter.

The role of local government in strengthening democracy 3 (2016) LJSD.

The constitutional phenomenon of parliamentary privilege and immunity in South Africa: A comparison with jurisdictions in Britain, Canada and France (3) 2016 CILSA.

Judicial review of decisions of tribunals of voluntary association: the post 1994 interpretation 38 (2017) Obiter.

Election deposit and democracy in developing countries: a comparative overview in selected Southern Africa Development Community countries 16 (2017) Journal of African Elections.

Revisiting the participation of traditional leaders in municipal councils in South Africa 20 (2016) LDD

The realisation of the right to a basic education in the twenty years of constitutional democracy 31 (2017) Speculum Juris

Paper presentations

Have delivered papers in national and international conferences