Research Fellow


Hanani Hlomani is a Research Fellow with Research ICT Africa. He has an LLB degree (cum laude) from the University of Fort Hare; an LLM (Intellectual Property Law) from the University of Cape Town, and is currently pursuing a PhD (Commercial Law) at the UCT. Besides his current position as an Associate at AfriConsultFirm, where he mostly deals with commercial, entertainment, and intellectual property law as an advisor, he has previously worked as a Research Assistant and Law Reporter for organisations such as the African Legal Information Institute and the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit.

His primary areas of interest include innovation, research and development, intellectual property law, privacy law, data regulation, the arts and music, entrepreneurship, financial technology, and artificial intelligence. He is a 2019 Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship recipient. Outside of work, he is a Liverpool supporter and serial entrepreneur.

By Hanani Hlomani