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Dr Nomfundo Ramalekana is a senior lecturer in the Public Law Department at UCT’s Law Faculty.
She completed her LLB at the University of Pretoria in 2014. She then worked at Bowmans Law (Johannesburg office) and moved to the United Kingdom to pursue a Bachelor of Civil Laws in 2016 and an MPhil (Law) in 2017 at Oxford University and a DPhil/PhD (Law) 2021. While at Oxford, Nomfundo worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the comparative human rights law and comparative equality law courses on the Bachelor of Civil Law. She was also a Research Assistant for the Africa Oxford Initiative and a blog editor for the Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog.
Nomfundo’s areas of interest are constitutional law, human rights law, anti-discrimination law, feminist legal theory and critical race theory.
- Nomfundo Ramalekana, ‘What’s So Wrong with Quotas? An Argument for the Permissibility of Quotas under s 9(2) of the South African Constitution’  Constitutional Court Review 252.
- N Ramalekana ‘A Critique of the Stigma Argument Against Affirmative Action in South Africa’  University of Oxford Human Rights Hub
- Nomfundo Ramalekana (with Victoria Myandazi and Larona Somolekae), ‘An Equality-Sensitive Approach to Redressing the Disproportionate Socio-Economic Impact of Covid-19 on Vulnerable Groups in Botswana, Kenya, and South Africa’ in Justice Mavedzenge (ed), COVID-19 Pandemic and Socio-Economic Rights in Selected East and Southern African Countries (Juta 2020).
- N Ramalekana ‘‘White Backlash’ Against Affirmative Action in the United States and South African Courts’ (Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog, 11 Feb 2022)
- N Ramalekana & S Fredman ‘Government SME relief package unfairly discriminates against non-citizens’ Daily Maverick, (April 2020)
- N Ramalekana, ‘A duty to implement affirmative action/reservations for India and South Africa?’ (Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog, February 2020)
- N Ramalekana ‘Affirmative Action in South Africa: The Urgency of Accounting for Historically Entrenched White Privilege and Power’ (Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog, 13 July 2018)
- N Ramalekana, ‘Balancing the Scales in Eviction Cases in South Africa: A Note on Occupiers of erven 87 & 88 Berea v Christiaan Frederick De Wet’ (Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog, 28 June 2017)
- N Ramalekana, ‘Human Dignity, Land Dispossession, And the Right To Security Of Tenure: A Note On The South African Constitutional Court’s Judgement In Daniels v Scribante’ (Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog, 26 May 2017)