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South African Research Chair in the Law of the Sea and Development in Africa

The first fellow was Dr E Witbooi, whose fellowship ended on 1 February 2017.

Young researchers are invited to apply for the fellowship. Applicants must have been awarded theirs doctorates within less than five years preferably. Their theses may be on any topic within the fields of the law of the sea or port law. The Chair is particularly interested in applicants who can contribute to its work on the legal aspects of marine spatial planning, maritime safety and maritime security, including fisheries crime.

The appointment is for a period of one year, which may be renewed twice if the output requirements set by the Chair are met.

It is not necessary for the fellow to reside in Nelson Mandela Bay, but preference will be given to applicants who are in a position to do so.

Letters of application, together with a CV, a copy of the thesis, a copy of other research outputs and a one-page outline of the proposed research, must be emailed to the Chair’s incumbent, Prof Patrick Vrancken, at

The deadline for submission is 15 April 2017.

Last update on 19 March 2017

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