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Professor Caroline Ncube


Caroline Ncube is an NRF rated researcher. She holds a PhD from the University of Cape Town, an LLB degree from the University of Zimbabwe and an LLM from the University of Cambridge.

Caroline joined the Department of Commercial Law in January 2005. Before that she lectured at the University of Limpopo (formerly University of the North) and the University of Zimbabwe. Prior to embarking on an academic career, she briefly practised as an attorney.

Caroline plays an active role in various professional associations and participates in socially responsive research projects. She is often invited to give lectures and seminars in Intellectual Property to various constituencies including WIPO Summer School students and librarians. Caroline is also actively involved in research projects that focus on open development, access to knowledge and the promotion of a balanced approach to IP. She is also the founding co-editor of the South African Intellectual Property Law Journal

Project websites

Teaching (current)
Electronic Intellectual Property Law (LLM)
Electronic Transactions (LLM)

Publications, teaching materials & online posts

List of publications

Caroline has authored the above-listed articles and book chapters which, in some cases, are available to download, from openuct, her personal website or her webpage.

Some of her teaching materials and lecture slides are available on slideshare and on her Electronic Transactions Law website.

She blogs from her website and sometimes via and afro-ip.

Follow Caroline on twitter (@caro_ncube) and or connect with her on LinkedIn.