Email: chiedza.simbo@univen.ac.za
Office: FO6
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Qualifications

i. Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (University of Zimbabwe)
ii. Master of Commercial Laws (LLM) (University of Cape Town) by coursework, dissertation title: Corporate Governance in Zimbabwe Banking System
iii. Master of Laws Social Justice (LLM) (University of Cape Town) by coursework, dissertation title: Interpreting section 29 (1) (a) of the South African Constitution
iv. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the University of Zimbabwe, Faculty of Law Thesis title is: A Legal Analysis of the Right to Basic Education in Zimbabwe and in South Africa

Expertise

Commercial Law, Corporate Governance, Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Police and Policing, Women and Children’s Rights, Gender and the Law

Publications

1. The scope and content of the right to basic education in Zimbabwe, CILSA Journal, 2020.
2. A hexagon Right: The Six components of the right to basic education in South Africa, Obiter 2018.
3. The Link between Fundamental, Primary, Secondary and Basic Education, ESR Review 2018.
4. The right to Basic Education, the South African Constitution, and the Juma Musjid Case: An unqualified Right and Minimum Core Standard, University of Western Cape Law Democracy and Development Journal 2014.
5. Defining the term Basic Education an International Approach published with the, University of Western Cape Law Democracy and Development Journal 2012
6. Living the Dream or Fighting Reality: Can the right based approach really fight all forms of exclusion? DE rebus Journal 2013.
7. New Zimbabwe.Com: On Makanaka Wakatama, Garikai Mazara, child marriage, the law, six ignorant points 2014
8. New Zimbabwe.Com: Dokora’s ignorance a shame: why it’s unconstitutional for government to demand school fees from parents 2014

Human Rights Advocacy interviews and collaborations with the media

Mixed Reactions over the Pristorius judgement: The Chronicle – http://www.chronicle.co.zw/mixed-reactions-over-pistorius-judgment/
1. Call for legal protection of pregnant rape victims http://www.financialgazette.co.zw/call-for-legal-protection-of-pregnant-rape-victims/
2. Prostitution is a Choice, Not a Crime, ‘Prostitution a lifestyle, not criminal’ | The Herald

Conference Presentations

i. Attended the United Nations Convention on the Status of Women (CSW) representing Zimbabwe 2014.
ii. Beyond the dissertation to community Project for LLB students presented at the CLEA Conference in Durban April 2013
iii. The Provision of School Fees at Primary School Level In contravention of the CRC: paper presented at G20 Summit Russia in April 2013
iv. The Myth of Public Participation in the Law-making Process. Public Participation Conference March 2012 Emperors Palace, Johannesburg C Simbo and R Phooko

Awards

1. Best Preforming Lecturer 2012, North West University