Professor C.M. van der Bank is an associate professor of Law and the Executive Dean of Human Sciences. She was awarded the prize for the best B Proc graduate. Prior to joining the University, she was the CEO of SANCA for five years. She joined the University in 1996. Previously she held a lecturing post and a Principal lecturing post at the Vaal University of Technology. She has taught a wide range of subjects, including human rights, mercantile law and labour law. She is also an admitted Advocate of the High Court of South Africa and has a particular interest in African discourse, especially the African Union and New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). She is a member of National Patent Examination Board (PEB). Her publications focus is on human rights and labour law. She is the author of a chapter in the Handbook of Urbanization and African Cultures with the title of "Law, Change, Human Rights, and Development in South Africa". Current research interest: constitutional law, labour law, human rights, trafficking in persons and law of contracts. She has presented 2 National papers and 13 International papers and the author of several textbooks for students. She also published widely in journals.
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa