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Shamila Mpinga

South Africa-at-Large, 2019

Shamila Mpinga
  • Current Place of Residence: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

  • University: University of Cape Town

  • Current/Recent Course: LLM Private Law (Mineral Law)

Shamila is currently reading for a Masters in Law at the University of Cape Town (UCT) as a Mandela Rhodes Scholar (2017). Her research focuses on improving the implementation of environmental laws in South Africa’s mining industry using cooperative governance structures. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (summa cum laude) from the University of KwaZulu Natal. At UCT, she works as a researcher for the Mineral Law in Africa Chair. She also monitors and writes reports of Parliamentary meetings in South Africa. At Oxford, she intends to explore how entrepreneurship in emerging markets could shape the economy and promote youth employment. Shamila is a volunteer ambassador for Rise Against Hunger Africa. Her interests range from politics and commerce to fashion and hiking.