Nolundi Luwaya

Nolundi Luwaya is Director of the Land and Accountability Research Centre (LARC). LARC is research centre in the Department of Public Law at the University of Cape Town. The Centre is concerned with power relations, and the impact of national laws and policy dealing with customary law in framing the balance of patriarchal and autocratic power within which rural communities struggle for democratic change in the former homelands. Nolundi has taught on women and customary land rights, including teaching African Customary Law at UCT. Nolundi’s research interests include: rural women’s land rights under customary law and methods for understanding and protecting these rights that are informed by the experiences of rural women. She is also interested in questions of legal pluralism and the challenges involved in teaching law in a plural system such as we have in South Africa.

Nolundi has a BA LLB and LLM from the University of Cape Town.