Dr Rosaan Kruger
BA (Hons), LLB (Potch), PGCHE (Rhodes), PhD (Rhodes)
Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
Rosaan Kruger lectures parts of the Legal Theory 1 course as well as Constitutional Law and Constitutional Litigation. She joined the Rhodes staff at the East London Campus in 2001 and transferred to the Grahamstown Campus in 2003. Rosaan holds a BA, an Honours degree in Political Science and an LLB degree from Potchefstroom University, all with distinction.
She served her articles with the Centre for Community Law and Development of the Potchefstroom University and was admitted as an attorney of the High Court in 2001. In 2006 she obtained her PGCHE, and her PhD in 2009, both from Rhodes University. Her research for her PhD considered the application of the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act 4 of 2000 at the level of the magistrates’ courts with specific reference to complaints of racism. Her PhD thesis is entitled ‘Racism and law: implementing the right to equality in South African equality courts’. Rosaan's research interests are in the fields of constitutional law theory, the impact of the Constitution on the common law, the enforcement and protection of fundamental rights, and the theory of law. She also contributes a chapter on family law procedures in the Family Law Service and has published in the field of human rights law.