Gaopalelwe Mathiba (24) holds an LLB degree from the North-West University (NWU) and an LLM degree (with distinction) from the University of the Western Cape (UWC). He is currently reading for a PhD in a broad field of Property Law, but focused specifically on mining-induced evictions and resettlements, at the University of Cape Town (UCT). He joined the Rhodes Faculty of Law in September 2020 after serving as a doctoral researcher for the DST/NRF Research Chair: Mineral Law in Africa at the UCT Faculty of Law. He is also serving in several local law journals, including the South African Journal on Human Rights and Journal of Law, Democracy & Development. His teaching and research interests are focused on the constitutional aspects of property law; in particular how they relate to matters around evictions, land and community interests. He also writes seasonally on the fields of public administration, human rights and democratisation.