Lindani Mkhwanazi



Lindani Mkhwanazi is a lecturer and a PhD candidate in the Department of Commercial Law. Lindani holds an Master of Laws (LLM) degree (specialising in Labour Law) from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of the Western Cape. Lindani has been involved in teaching a number of courses in the Department of Commercial Law, both at an undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In 2019, Lindani spent time in Bloemfontein at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA), where he gained invaluable experience conducting legal research for full-time and acting SCA Judges.

Research Interests

Lindani’s research interests are mainly in labour law, social security law and certain aspects of company law. Lindani is currently registered for a PhD in Commercial Law which explores mechanisms to extend socioeconomic protection and assist in decreasing socioeconomic insecurity experienced by many workers in the formal South African economy.


In the previous years, Lindani has taught Law for Engineers, Business Law I and Labour Law (undergraduate service courses) and Individual Employment Law (postgraduate course). He is currently the course convenor for Labour Law – a course for non-law students at UCT.


  • Collier D & Mkhwanazi L ‘South Africa: Technological disruption, labour and employment innovation’ in De Vos M The Cambridge Handbook of Technological Disruption in Labour and Employment Cambridge University Press (forthcoming book chapter).

  • Mkhwanazi L & Rycroft A ‘Obligations of an Employer towards a Transgender Employee’ (2017) 38 Industrial Law Journal 2201.