Dr Charles A Maimela


Position, academic & professional qualifications

Dr Charles Maimela is a lecturer in the Department of Private Law at the University of Pretoria. He holds the degrees LLB (Unisa) LLM (Unisa) LLD (Unisa).  His LLD was in the area of Medical Law with Unisa.

Academic & professional experience

He joined the Department of Private Law as lecturer in July 2016 after serving for two years in the Department of Private Law at the University of Kwazulu Natal, where he was a module co-ordinator for modules such as Law of Persons and Family Law. Further, he was involved in teaching legal research to both first and second year students at the University. Before this, he served for three years in the Department of Jurisprudence at Unisa, where he was a lecturer and responsible for teaching modules such as Origins of South African Law; Legal research and Professional Ethics.

Teaching activities

Intellectual Property Law (IGZ320)

Customary Law (RPR210)

Law of Damages (SGR410)

Representative publications

  1. “Professional Medical Malpractice: Legal Liability of the Plastic Surgeon” 2013 (76) Journal of Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law 589.
  2. “Legal aspects with regard to plastic surgeons in context of commercial advertising” 2015 (27) SA Mercantile Law Journal 128.
  3.  “A reflection on the problem of child mortality: implications on Post-2015 Development Agenda” 2016 Post-2015 Book (forthcoming 2017).
  4. “The right of cancer employees to choose occupation or profession in terms of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa” (forthcoming in SAJBL 2017).


Member of the Medico-Legal Society of South Africa.


Email: [email protected]

Tel: 012 420 2392


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