Legal Services is a section within the Office of the Registrar that provides in-house professional assistance to the university.

These services include:

  • managing litigation and disputes involving the university (except employment-related matters)
  • providing legal assistance and advice to university management
  • drafting contracts and advising on contracts (except those pertaining to human resources and research matters - with the latter handled by the Research Contracts & Innovation Department)
  • circulating information on legislative changes
  • management, administration and prosecution of student disciplinary matters in the University Student Discipline Tribunal and the University Tribunal of Appeal
  • appointment of university Commissioners of Oaths

Staff and location

Legal Services can be found in Room 143 of the Bremner Building on Lower Campus.

Contact details are below:

Tel: +27 (0)21 650 2012

Director: Legal Services
Claude Bassuday, BProc (UCT), LLB (UNISA), LLM (Cornell), PGDip in Criminal Justice and Forensic Auditing (UKZN)
Admitted Attorney of the High Court

Legal Counsellor
Popo Mfubu, BCom Law, LLB (Rhodes University)
Admitted Attorney of the High Court

Legal Counsellor
Adv Rosa Scalabrino, BA, LLB (Stellenbosch)

Administrative Officer
Cecilé-Ann Pearce