Ms K. Sengwane

Academic profile

Ms Khodani Sengwane (Nee Tshidzumba) is a Lecturer in the Department of Mercantile Law. She holds the degrees LLB with distinction (UP), LLM (UP) and PGD in International Tax (UJ).  Khodani teaches Tax Law, Tax Administration, Payment Methods and Business Law. 



Academic and professional experience

During her LLB studies, Khodani was a tutor in the Department of Private Law and served as a secretary and later as a director in the Student Disciplinary and Advisory Panel. 

After graduating with her LLB, Khodani worked in the Department of Mercantile Law as an Academic Associate while completing her LLM. 

Khodani then went to complete her articles at Webber Wentzel and was admitted as an attorney and notary public of the High Court of South Africa in 2018. 

Khodani worked as a corporate commercial law associate at Malan Scholes for a year. In 2019, Khodani joined the International Tax team at Deloitte as an Assistant Manager, where she advised various multinational clients on international and corporate tax matters.

In 2021, Khodani was a part-time lecturer at the University of Pretoria. Khodani also worked at KPMG in the corporate tax team before joining the University of Pretoria as a full time lecturer.


Teaching activities

Ms Khodani Sengwane (Nee Tshidzumba) is currently teaching Tax Law and Payment Methonds.


Areas of specialisation


Khodani’s main research focus areas are International Tax, Income Tax and Corporate Law.  Khodani also has a growing interest in certain aspects of Labour Law. 



Recent conference papers


  • "Digitalisation of the economy: A review of South Africa’s response to the direct international tax law challenges arising from the fourth industrial revolution”, 10-15 July 2022, South African , South African Law Teachers Conference, University of Fort Hare, East London.
  • “Suitability of OECD global solutions to the digital economy direct tax challenges for South Africa as a developing African country”, 2-4 November 2022, 7th Annual international Mercantile Law Conference, University of Free State, Bloemfontein.
  • "Controlled foreign company rules and the global digital Economy: A South African perspective,” 8-9 February 2023, 2023 Preparatory Deans’ Meeting and Academic Conference, Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya.

Awards and recognition 

  • 2022 Society of Law Teachers of Southern Africa (SLTSA) Oxford Prize for Best First time presenter.
- Author Mihlali Nondala

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