Ms Ronaldah Lerato Karabo Ngidi
POST, ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Ronaldah Lerato Karabo Ngidi is an attorney with the Centre for Child and an extra-ordinary lecturer in the Department of Private Law. She obtained her LLB in 2005 and LLM (cum laude), as well as a Certificate in Advanced Labour Law from the University of Pretoria. She was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in June 2006.
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
She started her legal career as a candidate attorney at the University of Pretoria Law Clinic, in 2005, where she remained after her admission as an attorney until April 2007. She joined the Centre for Child Law in 2007, as an attorney, and remains in that position to date.
LECTURING AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
In 2008 she lectured Labour Law (ABR 311) part-time in the Department of Mercantile Law. She is one of the lecturers that lecture Child Law (KID 410) and the Child Law LLM. Since 2008 she has been presenting themed lectures at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, for the Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa LLM and the Centre’s various short courses. She was also part of a consultancy team that drafted the National Adoption Strategy for the Department of Social Development in 2009. She is an independent board member of Child Line SA since 2008.
- The role of International law in the development of children’s rights in South Africa: A children’s rights litigator’s perspective, in International law and domestic human rights litigation in Africa M Killander (ed) (2010) (Chapter)
- Upholding the best interests of the child in South African Customary law, in Child law in South Africa T Boezaart (ed) (2009). (Chapter)
- The Supreme Court of Appeal lays down rules concerning guilty pleas of children under 14 years, Article 40 Volume No. 11 Issue 2, 2009.
- Minimum Sentences legislation for child offenders found unconstitutional, Article 40 Volume 10 No. 3 December 2008.
She specialises in Child Law.
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
She is a member of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces and also a Leadership and Innovation for Collaboration in the Children’s Sector Fellow.
She is the Chairperson of the board of Child line South Africa.
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