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Staff Profile

Ms Muriel Mushariwa

QualificationsLLB, LLM
Phone 0117178444
Organisational Unit School of Law

Medical Law, Labour Law

M uriel Mushariwa joined the Wits School of Law as a lecturer in July 2005.She was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2012. Prior to this, she was a lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (PMB Campus), where she obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Masters in Law majoring in Advanced Labour Law and Corporate Law. From 2003 to 2004 she did research work for the HIV/Aids Vaccine Ethics Group and was a co-ordinator for the School of Law Justice Monitoring Project. In 2005 she took part in the 2nd South African Aids Conference as a community rapporteur and had a poster presentation on "HIV Vaccine Research: Human Rights Agenda". Ms Mushariwa has published in the area of medical research in the South African Medical Journal and South African Journal of Science. She is currently studying towards a PhD in Labour Law (affirmative action).

She teaches the courses Insurance, Introduction to South African Law, Pension Fund Law and Business Enterprises Law. She has taught Commercial Law (Certificate in Corporate Goverance).




Product liability insurance in the wake of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008
Authors: Katzew, Judith; Mushariwa, Muriel; University of the Witwatersrand; 
Published: 2012
From: SA Mercantile Law Journal = SA Tydskrif vir Handelsreg, Vol 24, Issue 1, Pages: 1-15


UNISA v Reynhardt [2010] 12 BLLR 1272 (LAC) : does affirmative action have a lifecycle?
Authors: Mushariwa, M.; University of the Witwatersrand; 
Published: 2012
From: Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, Vol 15, Issue 1,
Pages: 412-428


Who are the true beneficiaries of Affirmative Action? - Solidarity obo Barnard v SAPS 2010 5 BLLR 561 (LC) : case
Authors: Mushariwa , Muriel; University of the Witwatersrand; 
Published: 2011
From: Obiter, Vol 32, Issue 2,
Pages: 439-452


Ethical and legal challenges in enrolling adolescents in medical research in South Africa : implications for HIV vaccine trials : science policy
Authors: Strode, A.; Slack, C.; Grant, C.; Mushariwa, M.; 
Published: 2005
From: South African Journal of Science, Vol 101, Issue 5, May / Jun,
Pages: p.224-228


HIV vaccine research - South Africa's ethical-legal framework and its ability to promote the welfare of trial participants : original article
Authors: Strode, Ann; Slack, Catherine; Mushariwa, Muriel; 
Published: 2005
From: South African Medical Journal, Vol 95, Issue 8, Aug,
Pages: p.598-601


How well does South Africa's National Health Act regulate research involving children? : original article
Authors: Strode, Ann; Grant, Catherine; Slack, Catherine; Mushariwa, Muriel; 
Published: 2005
From: South African Medical Journal, Vol 95, Issue 4, Apr,
Pages: p.265-268


Peer reviewed chapter in book: “The right to reproductive health and access to  health care services within the prevention of mother to child transmission programme: the reality on the ground in the face of HIV/Aids” in Women’s Social and Economic Rights: developments in South Africa edited by  B Goldbatt and K McLean Juta (2011)



2009 Conference paper: “JC Cockcroft v Mine Employees Pension Fund – A landmark pension ruling in favour of divorced women.” By Karmini Pillay and Muriel Mushariwa  Wits Law School Conference Day.Johannesburg

2010 Conference paper “Who are the true beneficiaries of affirmative action: Solidarity obo Barnard v SAPS (2010) 5 BLLR 561 (LC)” Presented at the 8th World Congress of the International Association of Constitutional Law, December 2010 Mexico City.

2011Conference paper: “Is Affirmative Action losing its way” 24th Annual Labour Law Conference June 2011. Johannesburg

2011 Conference paper: “Product Liability Insurance in the Wake of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008” 8th International Workshop on Commercial Law August 2011Johannesburg.


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