Department of Public, Constitutional and International Law

Dr Tinyiko Ngobeni

College of Law
School of Law
Department: Public, Constitutional and International
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 429 2855


  • BProc (Wits)
  • LLM
  • Dip Insolvency Law and Practice
  • Cert Advanced Insolvency Law and Practice (UP)
  • LLM
  • PhD Candidate (Wits) 

Currently teaching

  • International Law on Foreign Investments
  • Southern Africa Trade Law
  • International Economic Law
  • Constitutional Law

Fields of academic interests

  • International economic law
  • International law
  • Public law
  • Human rights law

Journal articles

Ngobeni L “Barcelona Traction and Nottebohm Revisited: Nationality as a requirement for diplomatic protection of shareholders in South African Law” 2012 (37) South African Yearbook of International Law 169-186

Ngobeni L and Fagbayibo B “The Investor-State Dispute Resolution Forum under the SADC Protocol on Finance and Investment: Challenges and Opportunities for Effective Harmonisation” (2015) (19) Law Democracy and Development 175-192

Ngobeni L and Fagbayibo B “Recent Developments in the Regulation of Investor-State Dispute Resolution: Any Lessons for the Southern African Development Community?” African Journal of Legal Studies 2017 (10) 180-204

Ngobeni L “The African Justice Scoreboard: a proposal to address rule of law challenges in the resolution of investor-state disputes in the Southern African Development Community Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa (Status: Accepted for publication)

Ngobeni L “Does the Salini Criteria Apply to the Definition of An Investment Provided In Annex 1 of the SADC Protocol on Finance and Investment? An Assessment PER/PELJ (Status: Article at review stage, comments received and being addressed)

Paper presentations

The Relevance of the Draft Pan African Investment Code (PAIC) in Light of the Formation of the African Continental Free Trade Area