(South Africa Reading Group) Professor Sindiso Mnisi Weeks

march 2021

fri05mar12:30 pm2:00 pm(South Africa Reading Group) Professor Sindiso Mnisi Weeks

South Africa Reading Group

Event Details

Professor Sindiso Mnisi Weeks presents “Constitutionally Transforming South Africa by Amalgamating Customary and Common Law: Ramuhovhi, the Proprietary Consequences of Marriage and Land as Property.”

Sindiso Mnisi Weeks is Assistant Professor, Public Policy of Excluded Populations at the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development, University of Massachusetts.

Mnisi Weeks has published in academic and popular media on customary law, women’s rights, cultural rights, governance, participatory democracy, dispute management, and the South African constitution. As a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, she researched the tensions between living customary law(s) and South African state law. Prior to Oxford, she clerked for the Deputy Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, Dikgang Moseneke. Her current work focuses on the pursuit of justice and human security in indigenous courts by poor women and men living in rural South Africa.

Friday, March 5, 2021

12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. EST