Research Fellow


Hanani Hlomani holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB cum laude) from the University of Fort Hare, a Masters in Intellectual Property Law (LLM) from the University of Cape Town and is currently working towards his PhD in Commercial law at the same institution. He has also worked as a research assistant and law reporter for organisations such as the African Legal Information Institute and the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit, and is currently an Associate at AfriConsultFirm where he deals chiefly with commercial, entertainment and intellectual property law in an advisory role.

Hanani is an alumnus of the Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship (Class of 2019) and his key intellectual interests include innovation, research and development, patent law, trademark law, privacy law, data regulation, the arts and music, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and technology, as well as indigenous knowledge rights. Outside of the workspace, he is a serial entrepreneur and a longtime Liverpool fan.

By Hanani Hlomani