Professor Phumudzo S Munyai

Position, academic & professional qualifications
 

Phumudzo Munyai is an Associate Professor and the current Head of the Department of Mercantile Law in the Law Faculty of the University of Pretoria.  He holds the degrees LLB (UP), LLM and LLD (Unisa). The title of his doctoral thesis is “A Critical Review of the Treatment of Dominant Firms in Competition Law: A Comparative Study”. Upon completing his doctoral thesis, he became the first South African of any race to complete a doctoral thesis in Competition Law in South Africa. Professor Munyai is also an NRF rated researcher, with a Y rating he obtained since January 2022.


Academic & professional experience
 

Professor Munyai joined the UP Law Faculty as an Associate Professor in August 2018, after serving for ten years in the Department of Mercantile Law at the University of South Africa, where he served in various positions, starting as Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer and later Associate Professor.

He started his academic career as an Academic Associate at the University of Pretoria in the Department of Mercantile Law.  He has also worked at the University of Cape Town as a Teaching and Research Assistant. His other work experiences outside academia includes having been a Case Manager and Researcher at the Competition Tribunal of South Africa. He is also a former Law Clerk and Researcher to former Constitutional Court Judge, Justice Yvonne Mokgoro.


Teaching activities


His teaching interests and activities are in the law of competition and unlawful competition. He can also teach in corporate law. He also supervises Masters and Doctoral students.

 

Representative publications

 

Publications in Peer Reviewed / Accredited Journal Articles

  • Phumudzo S Munyai ‘Suitability of the remedy of divestiture in non-merger cases: A South African perspective’ (2021) Vol 42 No. 1 Obiter
  • Phumudzo S Munyai ‘Competition law and corporate social responsibility: a review of the special responsibility of dominant firms in competition law’ (2020) Vol 53 No 1 De Jure
  • Phumudzo S. Munyai ‘A comparative Study of the Development of Competition/Antitrust Laws with regard to the Treatment of Dominant Firms’ (2017) Vol 50 No 2 Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa
  • Phumudzo S. Munyai ‘The Lack of an Appropriate Causation Framework in Competition Law Proceedings under the Competition Act’ (2017) Vol 38 No. 3 Obiter
  • Phumudzo S. Munyai ‘Dawn of a New Era: Claims for Damages in South African Competition Law – Nationwide Airlines (Pty) Ltd (In Liquidation) v South African Airways (Pty) Ltd and Comair Limited v South African Airways (Pty) Ltd (2017) Vol 29 No 3 South African Mercantile Law Journal
  • Phumudzo S. Munyai ‘Claims for Damages Arising from Conduct Prohibited under the Competition Act, 1998’ (2017) Vol 17 No 1 De Jure
  • Phumudzo S Munyai ‘The Interface between Competition and Constitutional Law: Integrating Constitutional Norms in South African Competition Law Proceedings’ (2013) Vol 25 No.3 South African Mercantile Law Journal
  • Phumudzo S Munyai ‘Gradual Relaxation or Gradual Tightening of Exchange Controls? A Review of South Africa’s Obligations under Article VIII(2) of the IMF Articles’ (2013) Vol 25 No.2 South African Mercantile Law Journal.
  • Phumudzo S Munyai ‘Interim Relief Jurisprudence in South African Competition Law: a Critical Analysis of the Competition Tribunal’s Approach’ (2011) Vol. 23 No.3 South African Mercantile Law Journal.
  • Phumudzo S Munyai ‘How not to Protect a South African Owned Investment Abroad: Van Abo v Government of the RSA and Others’ (2011) Vol 44 No 3 Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa.
  • Phumudzo S Munyai and Jordaan Louise ‘Constitutional Implications of Section 73A of the Competition Amendment Act, 2009’ (2011) Vol. 23 No.2 South African Mercantile Law Journal.
  • Phumudzo S Munyai ‘Trade implications of the South African Exchange Control Regulations and Article 8 (2)(b) of the IMF Agreement’ (2011) Vol. 4 No. 3 International Journal of Private Law 
  • Phumudzo S Munyai ‘Higher Interest Rate and Over-Indebtedness: A Comparison of Conventional   and Islamic Banking’ (2010) Vol 22 No. 2 South African Mercantile Law Journal
  • Phumudzo S Munyai ‘Making Administrative Penalties Work’ (2008) Vol 16, Part 1 Juta Business Law.

 

Chapters in Selected Textbooks/Academic Books

  • Phumudzo S Munyai ‘How to Curb Consumer Debt: Lessons from Islamic Finance Law – a South African Perspective’ 41 – 56 in Reddy, Kumar, and Reddy (eds) Global Perspectives in Consumer Law (2011) ISBN: 9788190968430
  • Phumudzo S. Munyai ‘Competition Law’ 696-716 in Philip Stoop (ed) Commercial and Economic Law in South Africa (2015) ISBN: 9789041160027.
  • Phumudzo S. Munyai ‘Law of the Competition’ in Scott and Cornelius (eds) The Law of Commerce in South Africa 3rd edition

 

Tel:  +27 (0)12 420 2672

Email:  [email protected]

 

(February 2021)

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