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Silindile N Buthelezi

Admitted Attorney | Lecturer | Speaker | Blogger | God’s Daughter

Silindile N. Buthelezi
ABOUT ME

ABOUT ME

Birthday

14 May 1986

Languages

English and Zulu

Hobbies

Travel, reading, blogging and watching films.

Availability

Part-time

Silindile is a South African born, Zulu lady, who loves Jesus and is passionate about honouring God in all that she does. She is an Admitted (Licensed) Attorney, law lecturer, women and girl empowerment activist, writer, speaker and blogger. Silindile loves traveling; she is an avid reader of books, and a film buff. She is also a writer and is currently working on her first book – a Christian memoir – which will be released in 2018.

Silindile has a passion for the empowerment of the youth, through education, and in her spare time she is involved in the mentoring of grade 11 and 12 learners who are interested in pursuing a career in law. She also has a passion for the personal development of young women and girls with the aim of empowering them to be able to reach their ultimate God-given potential. To invite Silindile for guest speaking engagements, aimed at young women and girls, there are various ways to reach out to her which can be found on her contact page.

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AWARDS & ACCOLADES

2017

2017
  • 2017 Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans – Justice & Law
    Every year South Africa’s newspaper – the Mail & Guardian – selects 200 young South Africans whom are regarded as change-makers and future leaders in their respective industries. I was selected as part of the 2017 Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans under the 'Justice and Law' category.

  • 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow
    Selected as one (1) of one thousand (1000) participants/Fellows for the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship. The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, created in 2014 by former US President Barack Obama, is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. The Fellowship provides up to 1,000 outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to hone their skills at a U.S. college or university with support for professional development after they return home.

    University Placement: Georgia State University (GSU), Atlanta, USA

    Date of Fellowship: 16 June – 3 August 2017

2015

2015
  • Recipient of a UCL-UCT Scholarship 2015 – For postgraduate study at the University College London (UCL) in London, England 2015-2016
2007

2007
  • Certificate of Merit for the module ‘Income Tax’ at the University of KwaZulu Natal
2006

2006
  • Received a Dean’s Commendation (Dean’s Merit List)
  • Invited to be a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society (University of KwaZulu Natal – Howard College Chapter) – an international honour society for university students whose academic performance places them in the top 15% of students within their faculty at their university
2005

2005
  • Dean’s Commendation (Dean’s Merit List)

Other Achievements:

2008

2008
  • Selected as one of 12 students who participated in the summer vacation program at Bowman Gilfillan Attorneys in Cape Town, one of the leading corporate and commercial law firms in South Africa.
2007

2007
  • Selected as one of 60 delegates – from universities across South Africa – to attend the Investec Young Women in Finance Conference (YWIF) 2007 held at the Investec Head Office in Johannesburg.
  • Selected as one of 46 delegates – from universities across South Africa – to attend the Investec Winter School Program 2007 (Banking and Finance) held at the Investec Head Office in Johannesburg

TELEVISION APPEARANCES

2017

2017
  • OPEN STUDIO, CAPE TOWN TV, aired on the DSTV Channel 263 at 17:000 (1 November 2017). Interviewed as part of a panel discussing the topic: ‘The Importance of Education for the Current Generation’

    INTERFACE. SABC 3. 12 March 2017 at 21:30. I was invited to be a part of a panel discussion on the new “Twin Peaks Financial Sector Regulatory Reforms in South Africa”. On the panel discussion with me were representatives from the South African National Treasury and the Financial Services Board (FSB).


TESTIMONIALS

EDUCATION

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EDUCATION

Silindile N. Buthelezi

LLB, LLM (UKZN), LLM (UCL). Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa

EDUCATION
University College London (UCL), 2015-2016. Master of Laws (LLM specialising in ‘International Banking and Finance Law’), graduated with Merit. The LLM included the completion of an Independent Research Essay (IRE) titled ‘South Africa’s Move Towards a Twin Peaks Structure in Financial Sector Regulation – Lessons to be Learned from the United Kingdom’

University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN), 2009-2010. Master of Laws (LLM specialising in ‘Business Law’), which included completion of four (4) research papers. Research paper titles: (i) ‘The Adequacy of the WTO Dispute Settlement System’, (ii) ‘The Advantage of Creditors Requirement in Sequestration Applications’, (iii) ‘Shareholder Influence in the Internal Management of the Modern Company’, and (iv) ‘The Purpose of Fiscal Taxation in Modern Society’

University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN), 2004-2007. Bachelor of Laws (LLB), which included the completion of a final year research paper. Research paper title: ‘The Gendered Self and Police Decision-Making: Factors that Influence Police response to Domestic Violence calls’

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & SHORT COURSES

University of Cape Town, 6-7 November 2017, Certificate in Financial Technology (Fintech)

Georgia State University, 16 June - 31 July 2017, Certificate in Public Management, completed as part of the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (YALI)

University College London, 2015-2016, Programme for Law Teachers, certificate of completion (obtained a grade of 88%)

University of Cape Town, January – June 2015, Centre for Higher Education & Training (CHED) Academic Staff Development Unit, New Academic Practitioners’ Programme (NAPP), certificate of completion

Legal Education & Development (L.E.A.D) - Law Society of South Africa, January – July 2010, Practical Legal Training Course (PLT) for Candidate Attorneys, certificate of completion


CAREER

Work Experience

Silindile Buthelezi is a lecturer in the Commercial Law Department at the University of Cape Town. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a Master of Laws (LLM in Business Law) from the University of KwaZulu Natal. In 2016 she completed a second Master of Laws (LLM in International Banking and Finance Law) from University College London (UCL) in London, England, where graduated with Merit.

Silindile completed her articles of clerkship at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (formerly a member of the DLA Piper group), one of the leading corporate and commercial law firms in South Africa. She was admitted as an attorney in the High Court of South Africa in 2012. Silindile thereafter gained judicial clerkship experience by working as a Law Researcher for the Judges at the Western Cape High Court prior to joining the Law Faculty at the University of Cape Town.

In 2017, Silindile was selected as a Mandela Washington Fellow for Young African Leaders (YALI) and spent 6 weeks in the USA studying Public Management and Policy at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYSPS) at Georgia State University (GSU). Silindile was also selected as one (1) of the 2017 Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans under the ‘Justice and Law’ category.

Silindile’s research interests are Banking and Finance Law (specifically Banking and Financial Markets Regulation), Corporate Insolvency and Restructuring, and International Trade Law. However, she also has an interest in Social Justice issues relating to violence against women and children (an interest that arose during her time as a legal researcher at the Western Cape High Court).


RESEARCH

RESEARCH

Silindile’s research interests are Banking and Finance Law (specifically Banking and Financial Markets Regulation), Corporate Insolvency and Restructuring, and International Trade Law.

However, she also has an interest in Social Justice issues relating to violence against women and children (an interest that arose during her time as a legal researcher at the Western Cape High Court).

My other webpages are on academia.edu, LinkedIn, ORCID ID, ResearchGate, and UCT website.

I occasionally tweet as @Silindile_N (professional twitter account)


Peer - Reviewed Publications

Buthelezi, Silindile, 'Human trafficking and new legal framework in South Africa: Intervention needed for the law to reach vulnerable girls and women'.

Agenda Feminist Journal volume 29,Issue 3 (2015) P 155-165

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications
Conference Presentations (Papers)

10th Stanford-Penn International Junior Faculty Forum 2017, 26-28 October 2017, held at Stanford Law School, California, USA. Title of Paper: ‘The Rising Cost of Twin Peaks for South Africa – The Financial Sector Levies Bill and Bank Levies’

Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation Conference 2017 – Liverpool John Moores University, 28 September 2017, held at Blackburne House, Liverpool, United Kingdom. Title of Paper: ‘FDI in Africa: Implications of Brexit on South Africa’s financial sector’

6th Annual Law Conference for Government & SOEs (GovLaw Conference) 2017, Intelligence Transfer Centre (ITC), 30 & 31 May 2017, held at CSIR, Pretoria (Ruby Auditorium). Title of presentation: ‘Implications of Foreign Direct Investment on Public Procurement'

Annual Conference on Law, Economics and Politics (AICLEP) 2016, FLE Learning, 17-19 October 2016, held at the University of Cambridge, Newnham College, United Kingdom. Title of Paper: ‘Twin Peaks for South Africa: A Case for A Modified Model for Financial Sector Regulation’. Sessions Chaired: Day Two – Session One (Interdisciplinary Studies Group). This paper emanated from my UCL LLM Independent Research Essay (IRE).

The Society of Law Teachers of Southern Africa Conference 2015, 6-8 July 2015, held at Varsity College, Durban, South Africa. Title of Paper: ‘Unifying Language and Context: Will the new approach to interpretation of contracts always lead to commercially reasonable results?’

Research Funding Awards/Grants

University of Cape Town Research Development Grant 2017, awarded 19 September 2017. Purpose: Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation Conference 2017.

University of Cape Town Research Conference (URC) Travel Grant 2016, awarded 28 September 2016. Purpose: The Annual Conference on Law, Economics and Politics (AICLEP) 2016.

National Research Foundation (NRF), Knowledge Interchange and Collaboration (KIC Funding) 2015, awarded 12 May 2015. Purpose: The Society of Law Teachers of Southern Africa Conference 2015.

Books and Book Chapters
Research Projects
Journal Editorships

UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, University College London (UCL), 2015-2016. Editorial Board Memberournal Editorships

Legislative & Policy Engagement

2018
Appointed, by National Treasury, to be part of the Independent Industry Expert Panel for comment on the Conduct of Financial Institutions (COFI) Bill.

TEACHING

TEACHING

University Courses
University of Cape Town
Undergraduate (Service Courses)
Business Law 1 (CML1001F/CML1004S) – taught in 2014 to 2017

Law for Engineers (CML4607Z) – 2018 to present

Undergraduate (LLB)
Commercial Transactions Law (CML4006W) – Insolvency Law and Financial Inclusion (2017 to present)

Banking Law (CML4603S) – a research seminar elective developed and convened by Ms Buthelezi (2018 to present)

Postgraduate (LLM)
International Commercial Transactions Law (CML5673S) – Payment Methods in International Sales Contracts (2017 to present)

University Courses Developed
Banking Law (CML4603S) – a research seminar elective developed and convened by Ms Buthelezi (2018 to present)
Graduate Supervisory Experiences

2017
Picker, Charlotte-Sophie ‘The Development of South African Investment Protection Law – Legal Protection of Foreign Investments Under the Protection of Foreign Investments Act No. 22 of 2015 with Special Regard to Indirect Expropriation’ LLM, 2017

Mutungi, Simon M ‘The Introduction of Islamic Banking and its Projected Impact on Financial Inclusion and Economic Development in Uganda’ LLM, 2017

Conference and Workshop Development

Additional Teaching Experiences

2010

2010

• Guest Lecturer (2010). The Tertiary School of Business Administration (TSiBA), Cape Town, South Africa. Conducted a guest lecture on “Insolvency and Managing the Risk of Insolvency in Others” as part of the Business Law course (BLW-2) offered to students pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA).

2009

2009

• Academic Tutor (2009). University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa. Tutored first year law students in the “English Concise Writing” module, a pilot program introduced by the university to assist law students develop their written English language skills in the early stages of their legal careers.

2007

2007

• Academic Tutor (2007). University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa. Tutored first year law students in the “Introduction to Law” (LAWS1LW) and “Foundations of South African Law” (LAWS1FL) modules.

CONTACT

CONTACT ME

Phone

072 *** ****

Landline

021 650 5639

Email

contact@silindilenbuthelezi.com

Address

Faculty of Law | University of Cape Town, South Africa


DROP ME A LINE





EVENTS

EVENTS

BOOK LAUNCH: “THE JOSEPH GENERATION” BY MARTIN R MGIBA

Date: 30 October 2016
Venue: UCT Medical School

ABOUT ME

ABOUT ME

Birthday

14 May 1986

Languages

English and Zulu

Hobbies

Travel, reading, blogging and watching films.

Availability

Part-time

Silindile is a South African born, Zulu lady, who loves Jesus and is passionate about honouring God in all that she does. She is an Admitted (Licensed) Attorney, law lecturer, women and girl empowerment activist, writer, speaker and blogger. Silindile loves traveling; she is an avid reader of books, and a film buff. She is also a writer and is currently working on her first book – a Christian memoir – which will be released in 2018.

Silindile has a passion for the empowerment of the youth, through education, and in her spare time she is involved in the mentoring of grade 11 and 12 learners who are interested in pursuing a career in law. She also has a passion for the personal development of young women and girls with the aim of empowering them to be able to reach their ultimate God-given potential. To invite Silindile for guest speaking engagements, aimed at young women and girls, there are various ways to reach out to her which can be found on her contact page.

abbb


AWARDS & ACCOLADES

2017

2017
  • 2017 Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans – Justice & Law
    Every year South Africa’s newspaper – the Mail & Guardian – selects 200 young South Africans whom are regarded as change-makers and future leaders in their respective industries. I was selected as part of the 2017 Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans under the 'Justice and Law' category.

  • 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow
    Selected as one (1) of one thousand (1000) participants/Fellows for the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship. The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, created in 2014 by former US President Barack Obama, is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. The Fellowship provides up to 1,000 outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to hone their skills at a U.S. college or university with support for professional development after they return home.

    University Placement: Georgia State University (GSU), Atlanta, USA

    Date of Fellowship: 16 June – 3 August 2017

2015

2015
  • Recipient of a UCL-UCT Scholarship 2015 – For postgraduate study at the University College London (UCL) in London, England 2015-2016
2007

2007
  • Certificate of Merit for the module ‘Income Tax’ at the University of KwaZulu Natal
2006

2006
  • Received a Dean’s Commendation (Dean’s Merit List)
  • Invited to be a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society (University of KwaZulu Natal – Howard College Chapter) – an international honour society for university students whose academic performance places them in the top 15% of students within their faculty at their university
2005

2005
  • Dean’s Commendation (Dean’s Merit List)

Other Achievements:

2008

2008
  • Selected as one of 12 students who participated in the summer vacation program at Bowman Gilfillan Attorneys in Cape Town, one of the leading corporate and commercial law firms in South Africa.
2007

2007
  • Selected as one of 60 delegates – from universities across South Africa – to attend the Investec Young Women in Finance Conference (YWIF) 2007 held at the Investec Head Office in Johannesburg.
  • Selected as one of 46 delegates – from universities across South Africa – to attend the Investec Winter School Program 2007 (Banking and Finance) held at the Investec Head Office in Johannesburg

TELEVISION APPEARANCES

2017

2017
  • OPEN STUDIO, CAPE TOWN TV, aired on the DSTV Channel 263 at 17:000 (1 November 2017). Interviewed as part of a panel discussing the topic: ‘The Importance of Education for the Current Generation’

    INTERFACE. SABC 3. 12 March 2017 at 21:30. I was invited to be a part of a panel discussion on the new “Twin Peaks Financial Sector Regulatory Reforms in South Africa”. On the panel discussion with me were representatives from the South African National Treasury and the Financial Services Board (FSB).


TESTIMONIALS

EDUCATION

board-1024x313

EDUCATION

Silindile N. Buthelezi

LLB, LLM (UKZN), LLM (UCL). Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa

EDUCATION
University College London (UCL), 2015-2016. Master of Laws (LLM specialising in ‘International Banking and Finance Law’), graduated with Merit. The LLM included the completion of an Independent Research Essay (IRE) titled ‘South Africa’s Move Towards a Twin Peaks Structure in Financial Sector Regulation – Lessons to be Learned from the United Kingdom’

University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN), 2009-2010. Master of Laws (LLM specialising in ‘Business Law’), which included completion of four (4) research papers. Research paper titles: (i) ‘The Adequacy of the WTO Dispute Settlement System’, (ii) ‘The Advantage of Creditors Requirement in Sequestration Applications’, (iii) ‘Shareholder Influence in the Internal Management of the Modern Company’, and (iv) ‘The Purpose of Fiscal Taxation in Modern Society’

University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN), 2004-2007. Bachelor of Laws (LLB), which included the completion of a final year research paper. Research paper title: ‘The Gendered Self and Police Decision-Making: Factors that Influence Police response to Domestic Violence calls’

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & SHORT COURSES

University of Cape Town, 6-7 November 2017, Certificate in Financial Technology (Fintech)

Georgia State University, 16 June - 31 July 2017, Certificate in Public Management, completed as part of the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (YALI)

University College London, 2015-2016, Programme for Law Teachers, certificate of completion (obtained a grade of 88%)

University of Cape Town, January – June 2015, Centre for Higher Education & Training (CHED) Academic Staff Development Unit, New Academic Practitioners’ Programme (NAPP), certificate of completion

Legal Education & Development (L.E.A.D) - Law Society of South Africa, January – July 2010, Practical Legal Training Course (PLT) for Candidate Attorneys, certificate of completion


CAREER

Work Experience

Silindile Buthelezi is a lecturer in the Commercial Law Department at the University of Cape Town. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a Master of Laws (LLM in Business Law) from the University of KwaZulu Natal. In 2016 she completed a second Master of Laws (LLM in International Banking and Finance Law) from University College London (UCL) in London, England, where graduated with Merit.

Silindile completed her articles of clerkship at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (formerly a member of the DLA Piper group), one of the leading corporate and commercial law firms in South Africa. She was admitted as an attorney in the High Court of South Africa in 2012. Silindile thereafter gained judicial clerkship experience by working as a Law Researcher for the Judges at the Western Cape High Court prior to joining the Law Faculty at the University of Cape Town.

In 2017, Silindile was selected as a Mandela Washington Fellow for Young African Leaders (YALI) and spent 6 weeks in the USA studying Public Management and Policy at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYSPS) at Georgia State University (GSU). Silindile was also selected as one (1) of the 2017 Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans under the ‘Justice and Law’ category.

Silindile’s research interests are Banking and Finance Law (specifically Banking and Financial Markets Regulation), Corporate Insolvency and Restructuring, and International Trade Law. However, she also has an interest in Social Justice issues relating to violence against women and children (an interest that arose during her time as a legal researcher at the Western Cape High Court).


RESEARCH

RESEARCH

Silindile’s research interests are Banking and Finance Law (specifically Banking and Financial Markets Regulation), Corporate Insolvency and Restructuring, and International Trade Law.

However, she also has an interest in Social Justice issues relating to violence against women and children (an interest that arose during her time as a legal researcher at the Western Cape High Court).

My other webpages are on academia.edu, LinkedIn, ORCID ID, ResearchGate, and UCT website.

I occasionally tweet as @Silindile_N (professional twitter account)


Peer - Reviewed Publications

Buthelezi, Silindile, 'Human trafficking and new legal framework in South Africa: Intervention needed for the law to reach vulnerable girls and women'.

Agenda Feminist Journal volume 29,Issue 3 (2015) P 155-165

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications
Conference Presentations (Papers)

10th Stanford-Penn International Junior Faculty Forum 2017, 26-28 October 2017, held at Stanford Law School, California, USA. Title of Paper: ‘The Rising Cost of Twin Peaks for South Africa – The Financial Sector Levies Bill and Bank Levies’

Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation Conference 2017 – Liverpool John Moores University, 28 September 2017, held at Blackburne House, Liverpool, United Kingdom. Title of Paper: ‘FDI in Africa: Implications of Brexit on South Africa’s financial sector’

6th Annual Law Conference for Government & SOEs (GovLaw Conference) 2017, Intelligence Transfer Centre (ITC), 30 & 31 May 2017, held at CSIR, Pretoria (Ruby Auditorium). Title of presentation: ‘Implications of Foreign Direct Investment on Public Procurement'

Annual Conference on Law, Economics and Politics (AICLEP) 2016, FLE Learning, 17-19 October 2016, held at the University of Cambridge, Newnham College, United Kingdom. Title of Paper: ‘Twin Peaks for South Africa: A Case for A Modified Model for Financial Sector Regulation’. Sessions Chaired: Day Two – Session One (Interdisciplinary Studies Group). This paper emanated from my UCL LLM Independent Research Essay (IRE).

The Society of Law Teachers of Southern Africa Conference 2015, 6-8 July 2015, held at Varsity College, Durban, South Africa. Title of Paper: ‘Unifying Language and Context: Will the new approach to interpretation of contracts always lead to commercially reasonable results?’

Research Funding Awards/Grants

University of Cape Town Research Development Grant 2017, awarded 19 September 2017. Purpose: Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation Conference 2017.

University of Cape Town Research Conference (URC) Travel Grant 2016, awarded 28 September 2016. Purpose: The Annual Conference on Law, Economics and Politics (AICLEP) 2016.

National Research Foundation (NRF), Knowledge Interchange and Collaboration (KIC Funding) 2015, awarded 12 May 2015. Purpose: The Society of Law Teachers of Southern Africa Conference 2015.

Books and Book Chapters
Research Projects
Journal Editorships

UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, University College London (UCL), 2015-2016. Editorial Board Memberournal Editorships

Legislative & Policy Engagement

2018
Appointed, by National Treasury, to be part of the Independent Industry Expert Panel for comment on the Conduct of Financial Institutions (COFI) Bill.

TEACHING

TEACHING

University Courses
University of Cape Town
Undergraduate (Service Courses)
Business Law 1 (CML1001F/CML1004S) – taught in 2014 to 2017

Law for Engineers (CML4607Z) – 2018 to present

Undergraduate (LLB)
Commercial Transactions Law (CML4006W) – Insolvency Law and Financial Inclusion (2017 to present)

Banking Law (CML4603S) – a research seminar elective developed and convened by Ms Buthelezi (2018 to present)

Postgraduate (LLM)
International Commercial Transactions Law (CML5673S) – Payment Methods in International Sales Contracts (2017 to present)

University Courses Developed
Banking Law (CML4603S) – a research seminar elective developed and convened by Ms Buthelezi (2018 to present)
Graduate Supervisory Experiences

2017
Picker, Charlotte-Sophie ‘The Development of South African Investment Protection Law – Legal Protection of Foreign Investments Under the Protection of Foreign Investments Act No. 22 of 2015 with Special Regard to Indirect Expropriation’ LLM, 2017

Mutungi, Simon M ‘The Introduction of Islamic Banking and its Projected Impact on Financial Inclusion and Economic Development in Uganda’ LLM, 2017

Conference and Workshop Development

Additional Teaching Experiences

2010

2010

• Guest Lecturer (2010). The Tertiary School of Business Administration (TSiBA), Cape Town, South Africa. Conducted a guest lecture on “Insolvency and Managing the Risk of Insolvency in Others” as part of the Business Law course (BLW-2) offered to students pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA).

2009

2009

• Academic Tutor (2009). University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa. Tutored first year law students in the “English Concise Writing” module, a pilot program introduced by the university to assist law students develop their written English language skills in the early stages of their legal careers.

2007

2007

• Academic Tutor (2007). University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa. Tutored first year law students in the “Introduction to Law” (LAWS1LW) and “Foundations of South African Law” (LAWS1FL) modules.

CONTACT

CONTACT ME

Phone

072 *** ****

Landline

021 650 5639

Email

contact@silindilenbuthelezi.com

Address

Faculty of Law | University of Cape Town, South Africa


DROP ME A LINE





EVENTS

EVENTS

BOOK LAUNCH: “THE JOSEPH GENERATION” BY MARTIN R MGIBA

Date: 30 October 2016
Venue: UCT Medical School

ABOUT ME

ABOUT ME

Birthday

14 May 1986

Languages

English and Zulu

Hobbies

Travel, reading, blogging and watching films.

Availability

Part-time

Silindile is a South African born, Zulu lady, who loves Jesus and is passionate about honouring God in all that she does. She is an Admitted (Licensed) Attorney, law lecturer, women and girl empowerment activist, writer, speaker and blogger. Silindile loves traveling; she is an avid reader of books, and a film buff. She is also a writer and is currently working on her first book – a Christian memoir – which will be released in 2018.

Silindile has a passion for the empowerment of the youth, through education, and in her spare time she is involved in the mentoring of grade 11 and 12 learners who are interested in pursuing a career in law. She also has a passion for the personal development of young women and girls with the aim of empowering them to be able to reach their ultimate God-given potential. To invite Silindile for guest speaking engagements, aimed at young women and girls, there are various ways to reach out to her which can be found on her contact page.

abbb


AWARDS & ACCOLADES

2017

2017
  • 2017 Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans – Justice & Law
    Every year South Africa’s newspaper – the Mail & Guardian – selects 200 young South Africans whom are regarded as change-makers and future leaders in their respective industries. I was selected as part of the 2017 Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans under the 'Justice and Law' category.

  • 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow
    Selected as one (1) of one thousand (1000) participants/Fellows for the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship. The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, created in 2014 by former US President Barack Obama, is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. The Fellowship provides up to 1,000 outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to hone their skills at a U.S. college or university with support for professional development after they return home.

    University Placement: Georgia State University (GSU), Atlanta, USA

    Date of Fellowship: 16 June – 3 August 2017

2015

2015
  • Recipient of a UCL-UCT Scholarship 2015 – For postgraduate study at the University College London (UCL) in London, England 2015-2016
2007

2007
  • Certificate of Merit for the module ‘Income Tax’ at the University of KwaZulu Natal
2006

2006
  • Received a Dean’s Commendation (Dean’s Merit List)
  • Invited to be a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society (University of KwaZulu Natal – Howard College Chapter) – an international honour society for university students whose academic performance places them in the top 15% of students within their faculty at their university
2005

2005
  • Dean’s Commendation (Dean’s Merit List)

Other Achievements:

2008

2008
  • Selected as one of 12 students who participated in the summer vacation program at Bowman Gilfillan Attorneys in Cape Town, one of the leading corporate and commercial law firms in South Africa.
2007

2007
  • Selected as one of 60 delegates – from universities across South Africa – to attend the Investec Young Women in Finance Conference (YWIF) 2007 held at the Investec Head Office in Johannesburg.
  • Selected as one of 46 delegates – from universities across South Africa – to attend the Investec Winter School Program 2007 (Banking and Finance) held at the Investec Head Office in Johannesburg

TELEVISION APPEARANCES

2017

2017
  • OPEN STUDIO, CAPE TOWN TV, aired on the DSTV Channel 263 at 17:000 (1 November 2017). Interviewed as part of a panel discussing the topic: ‘The Importance of Education for the Current Generation’

    INTERFACE. SABC 3. 12 March 2017 at 21:30. I was invited to be a part of a panel discussion on the new “Twin Peaks Financial Sector Regulatory Reforms in South Africa”. On the panel discussion with me were representatives from the South African National Treasury and the Financial Services Board (FSB).


TESTIMONIALS

EDUCATION

board-1024x313

EDUCATION

Silindile N. Buthelezi

LLB, LLM (UKZN), LLM (UCL). Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa

EDUCATION
University College London (UCL), 2015-2016. Master of Laws (LLM specialising in ‘International Banking and Finance Law’), graduated with Merit. The LLM included the completion of an Independent Research Essay (IRE) titled ‘South Africa’s Move Towards a Twin Peaks Structure in Financial Sector Regulation – Lessons to be Learned from the United Kingdom’

University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN), 2009-2010. Master of Laws (LLM specialising in ‘Business Law’), which included completion of four (4) research papers. Research paper titles: (i) ‘The Adequacy of the WTO Dispute Settlement System’, (ii) ‘The Advantage of Creditors Requirement in Sequestration Applications’, (iii) ‘Shareholder Influence in the Internal Management of the Modern Company’, and (iv) ‘The Purpose of Fiscal Taxation in Modern Society’

University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN), 2004-2007. Bachelor of Laws (LLB), which included the completion of a final year research paper. Research paper title: ‘The Gendered Self and Police Decision-Making: Factors that Influence Police response to Domestic Violence calls’

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & SHORT COURSES

University of Cape Town, 6-7 November 2017, Certificate in Financial Technology (Fintech)

Georgia State University, 16 June - 31 July 2017, Certificate in Public Management, completed as part of the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (YALI)

University College London, 2015-2016, Programme for Law Teachers, certificate of completion (obtained a grade of 88%)

University of Cape Town, January – June 2015, Centre for Higher Education & Training (CHED) Academic Staff Development Unit, New Academic Practitioners’ Programme (NAPP), certificate of completion

Legal Education & Development (L.E.A.D) - Law Society of South Africa, January – July 2010, Practical Legal Training Course (PLT) for Candidate Attorneys, certificate of completion


CAREER

Work Experience

Silindile Buthelezi is a lecturer in the Commercial Law Department at the University of Cape Town. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a Master of Laws (LLM in Business Law) from the University of KwaZulu Natal. In 2016 she completed a second Master of Laws (LLM in International Banking and Finance Law) from University College London (UCL) in London, England, where graduated with Merit.

Silindile completed her articles of clerkship at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (formerly a member of the DLA Piper group), one of the leading corporate and commercial law firms in South Africa. She was admitted as an attorney in the High Court of South Africa in 2012. Silindile thereafter gained judicial clerkship experience by working as a Law Researcher for the Judges at the Western Cape High Court prior to joining the Law Faculty at the University of Cape Town.

In 2017, Silindile was selected as a Mandela Washington Fellow for Young African Leaders (YALI) and spent 6 weeks in the USA studying Public Management and Policy at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYSPS) at Georgia State University (GSU). Silindile was also selected as one (1) of the 2017 Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans under the ‘Justice and Law’ category.

Silindile’s research interests are Banking and Finance Law (specifically Banking and Financial Markets Regulation), Corporate Insolvency and Restructuring, and International Trade Law. However, she also has an interest in Social Justice issues relating to violence against women and children (an interest that arose during her time as a legal researcher at the Western Cape High Court).


RESEARCH

RESEARCH

Silindile’s research interests are Banking and Finance Law (specifically Banking and Financial Markets Regulation), Corporate Insolvency and Restructuring, and International Trade Law.

However, she also has an interest in Social Justice issues relating to violence against women and children (an interest that arose during her time as a legal researcher at the Western Cape High Court).

My other webpages are on academia.edu, LinkedIn, ORCID ID, ResearchGate, and UCT website.

I occasionally tweet as @Silindile_N (professional twitter account)


Peer - Reviewed Publications

Buthelezi, Silindile, 'Human trafficking and new legal framework in South Africa: Intervention needed for the law to reach vulnerable girls and women'.

Agenda Feminist Journal volume 29,Issue 3 (2015) P 155-165

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications
Conference Presentations (Papers)

10th Stanford-Penn International Junior Faculty Forum 2017, 26-28 October 2017, held at Stanford Law School, California, USA. Title of Paper: ‘The Rising Cost of Twin Peaks for South Africa – The Financial Sector Levies Bill and Bank Levies’

Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation Conference 2017 – Liverpool John Moores University, 28 September 2017, held at Blackburne House, Liverpool, United Kingdom. Title of Paper: ‘FDI in Africa: Implications of Brexit on South Africa’s financial sector’

6th Annual Law Conference for Government & SOEs (GovLaw Conference) 2017, Intelligence Transfer Centre (ITC), 30 & 31 May 2017, held at CSIR, Pretoria (Ruby Auditorium). Title of presentation: ‘Implications of Foreign Direct Investment on Public Procurement'

Annual Conference on Law, Economics and Politics (AICLEP) 2016, FLE Learning, 17-19 October 2016, held at the University of Cambridge, Newnham College, United Kingdom. Title of Paper: ‘Twin Peaks for South Africa: A Case for A Modified Model for Financial Sector Regulation’. Sessions Chaired: Day Two – Session One (Interdisciplinary Studies Group). This paper emanated from my UCL LLM Independent Research Essay (IRE).

The Society of Law Teachers of Southern Africa Conference 2015, 6-8 July 2015, held at Varsity College, Durban, South Africa. Title of Paper: ‘Unifying Language and Context: Will the new approach to interpretation of contracts always lead to commercially reasonable results?’

Research Funding Awards/Grants

University of Cape Town Research Development Grant 2017, awarded 19 September 2017. Purpose: Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation Conference 2017.

University of Cape Town Research Conference (URC) Travel Grant 2016, awarded 28 September 2016. Purpose: The Annual Conference on Law, Economics and Politics (AICLEP) 2016.

National Research Foundation (NRF), Knowledge Interchange and Collaboration (KIC Funding) 2015, awarded 12 May 2015. Purpose: The Society of Law Teachers of Southern Africa Conference 2015.

Books and Book Chapters
Research Projects
Journal Editorships

UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, University College London (UCL), 2015-2016. Editorial Board Memberournal Editorships

Legislative & Policy Engagement

2018
Appointed, by National Treasury, to be part of the Independent Industry Expert Panel for comment on the Conduct of Financial Institutions (COFI) Bill.

TEACHING

TEACHING

University Courses
University of Cape Town
Undergraduate (Service Courses)
Business Law 1 (CML1001F/CML1004S) – taught in 2014 to 2017

Law for Engineers (CML4607Z) – 2018 to present

Undergraduate (LLB)
Commercial Transactions Law (CML4006W) – Insolvency Law and Financial Inclusion (2017 to present)

Banking Law (CML4603S) – a research seminar elective developed and convened by Ms Buthelezi (2018 to present)

Postgraduate (LLM)
International Commercial Transactions Law (CML5673S) – Payment Methods in International Sales Contracts (2017 to present)

University Courses Developed
Banking Law (CML4603S) – a research seminar elective developed and convened by Ms Buthelezi (2018 to present)
Graduate Supervisory Experiences

2017
Picker, Charlotte-Sophie ‘The Development of South African Investment Protection Law – Legal Protection of Foreign Investments Under the Protection of Foreign Investments Act No. 22 of 2015 with Special Regard to Indirect Expropriation’ LLM, 2017

Mutungi, Simon M ‘The Introduction of Islamic Banking and its Projected Impact on Financial Inclusion and Economic Development in Uganda’ LLM, 2017

Conference and Workshop Development

Additional Teaching Experiences

2010

2010

• Guest Lecturer (2010). The Tertiary School of Business Administration (TSiBA), Cape Town, South Africa. Conducted a guest lecture on “Insolvency and Managing the Risk of Insolvency in Others” as part of the Business Law course (BLW-2) offered to students pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA).

2009

2009

• Academic Tutor (2009). University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa. Tutored first year law students in the “English Concise Writing” module, a pilot program introduced by the university to assist law students develop their written English language skills in the early stages of their legal careers.

2007

2007

• Academic Tutor (2007). University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa. Tutored first year law students in the “Introduction to Law” (LAWS1LW) and “Foundations of South African Law” (LAWS1FL) modules.

CONTACT

CONTACT ME

Phone

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Landline

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Email

contact@silindilenbuthelezi.com

Address

Faculty of Law | University of Cape Town, South Africa


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EVENTS

EVENTS

BOOK LAUNCH: “THE JOSEPH GENERATION” BY MARTIN R MGIBA

Date: 30 October 2016
Venue: UCT Medical School