Extractive Industry Law in Africa Unit (EILA)

Welcome to the homepage for the Extractive Industries Law in Africa Unit (EILA) at the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria.

A first for the continent, this programme focuses on extractive industries from a multi-disciplinary perspective, with a particular emphasis on the law aspects associated with contemporary oil, gas and mineral extraction in Africa.

The aim is to deliver graduates who have a comprehensive and holistic understanding of all relevant aspects of the extractive industries in Africa, equipping them with the knowledge and confidence to take on the toughest challenges with which they will be presented.

Tailor-made in Africa, for students who work in Africa, the ambition is nothing short of grooming the next generation of industry and government leaders, who will be at the vanguard of unlocking the riches of the continent in a way that can change the future of Africa's countries and her people for the best.


Applications for admission to the 2020-intake of the:

  • LLM in Extractive Industries Law in Africa
  • MPhil in Extractive Industry Policy, Management and Regulation

are closed.

For more information on the postgraduate degree programmes offered by the Extractive Industries Law in Africa Unit, click here for information on the LLM and here for information on the MPhil

Extractive Industries Law in Africa Unit


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