Dr Tshepiso Ngoepe (née Scott)

Position, academic & professional qualifications

Dr Tshepiso Ngoepe (née Scott) is a lecturer in the Department of Mercantile Law and holds the degrees LLB, LLM (Pret), LLD (Unisa). The title of her doctoral thesis is “The realisation of rights in terms of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008” (2012). She is also an admitted attorney of the High Court.

Academic and professional experience

During the final year of her LLB studies (2012), Dr Ngoepe was an assistant in the Department of Public Law. She then became an academic associate in the Department of Jurisprudence while completing her LLM in Mercantile Law (2013). Hereafter Dr Ngoepe joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Incorporated in 2014 and was retained as an Associate in the Firm’s Corporate and Commercial Department. Thereafter, she moved to the Constitutional Court of South Africa in July 2016 as a law researcher. Dr Ngoepe then co-founded Tumbo Scott Incorporated in July 2017. She completed her LLD in 2018 and joined the Department of Mercantile Law in January 2020. Dr Ngoepe was also a University of Michigan African Presidential Scholar (UMAP Scholar) in 2023.

Teaching activities

Subjects she has taught include: Commercial Law, Company Law, Consumer Protection Law, and International Take-overs and Re-organisations.

Areas of specialisation

Dr Ngoepe’s main research interest is Consumer Protection Law. Other research interests include Company Law.

Recent representative publications 

  • An overview of Promotional Activities in terms of the Consumer Protection Act in South Africa (Co-Authored with Jacolien Barnard) SA Merc LJ 2015 vol 27 (3) 441-477.
  • Caveat subscriptor, the consumer-friendly approach: An analysis of Van Wyk v UPS SCS South Africa (Pty) Ltd SALJ (2020) vol 137 625-640.
  • Scott "The Delinquent Director Remedy in Terms of the Companies Act 71 of 2008-Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse v Myeni 2020 3 All SA 578 (GP)" 2021 THRHR 411.
  • Scott and Van Dyk "The legitimacy of the South African Consumer Goods and Services Ombud’s Code of Conduct: An analysis of Consumer Goods and Services Ombud NPC v Voltex (Pty) Ltd" 2022 SALJ 259.
  • Mongalo and Scott Corporate law and corporate governance: A global picture of business undertakings in South Africa 2ed (Van Schaik, 2023).


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