Prof. Narnia Bohler

Professor Narnia Bohler-Muller holds the degrees of BJuris LLB LLM (UPE) LLD (UP). Previously she was Professor of Law at Vista University and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) before joining Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) as research director of social sciences in February 2011. Currently she is Executive Director of the Democracy Governance and Service Delivery research programme at the Human Sciences Research Council and an adjunct Professor of the Nelson R Mandela School of Law at the University of Fort Hare.

Prof. Bohler-Muller has over 60 peer reviewed journal publications and book chapters, and has co-edited three books on gender violence; human trafficking and the dynamic of BRICS. She is an admitted Advocate of the High Court of the Republic of South Africa and served as presiding officer for the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) in Port Elizabeth for 7 years. Amongst others she has completed research consultancy work for the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development on HIV/AIDS, human rights and access to justice; and the Institute for Child Witness Research and Training on gender-based violence.

She has completed research fellowships at Griffith University's law faculty in Brisbane, Australia; Birkbeck School of Law in London, UK; and the BRICS Policy Centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Prof Bohler-Muller has represented South Africa in multilateral fora such as BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) and is leading the Blue Economy Core Group of IORA (Indian Ocean Rim Association) appointed by the Minister of Higher Education and the Minister of International Relations respectively.

Her research interests include international and constitutional law, human rights, democracy, governance and social justice. Her largest project with the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, the Constitutional Justice Project, has been positively received. In 2016 she was shortlisted as one of 14 candidates for the position of Public Protector.

Recent

State of Social Cohesion and Nation-building in South Africa

The primary objective of this project is to prepare the draft and final reports for the Working Group on social cohesion and nation-building. A draft ....

State of Youth in Gauteng

he purpose of the study is to conduct a desktop literature review and assessment of the state of youth in Gauteng to enable the Office of the Premier ....

African Peer Preview Mechanism - APRM

To develop a methodology for conducting a Preliminary Review mission in Kenya; To help pilot the methodology in the Preliminary Mission; To conduct t....

LGSETA- Local Government Sector Education & Training Authority

To develop a concept document on the challenges facing the AET in the local government with emphasis on municipalities. To provide a detailed analys....

Implementation of the Evaluation of the Integrated Justice System (IJS)

The study includes an analysis of challenges that the IJS has faced, and expects to face in its future execution of its mandate. This analysis will le....

Review of Commission for Gender Equity's (CGE's) 20 years of Existence, Achievements and Challenges

The purpose of the Study is to review and assess the work of the since its inception, focusing on its key achievements, impact within the gender secto....

Survey on Career Pathing and development of Women as part of promoting Gender Mainstreaming in the Electoral Commission of south Africa

Recent deliberations by the Commissioners of the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) raised concerns that very few women apply for and /or are ....

Compiling a Publication on the Agenda 2063

As the development of the Agenda 2063 is a participatory process ??? as described above - DIRCO convened national consultations on Agenda 2063 with th....

Governance Index Implementation Plan

The HSRC seeks to develop a Good Governance Index for South Africa that would operate as a policy monitoring instrument and a tool for generating evid....

BCURE Consortium

INASP has contracted with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) for the provision of services for the Building Capacity for the Use o....

Development of a Blue Economy Core Group

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), under the membership of the Republic of South Africa seeks to coordinate the development of the IORA Blue ....

Assessment of the Impact of the Decisions of the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal

The overall aim of the research project is to assess the impact of the two highest courts, the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal on....

Cities Support Programme

Background: The CSP is an initiative of National Treasury in collaboration with key government departments to address spatial inequalities and dev....

Evidence & Lessons From Latin America

Practical Action Consulting Southern Africa (PAC SnA) is implementing the final phase of the project Evidence and Lessons from Latin America (ELLA). T....

Comprehensive Regulatory Framework: Policies and Procedures for the Royal Bafokeng Nation (RBN)

The aim of the project is to create a comprehensive, integrated regulatory framework for every facet of the Bafokeng institutional environment through....

HSRC CASS Project: Chinese Presence in South Africa & South African Presence in China: Phase II

In 2011 an HSRC research team collaborated with a CASS research team on the first phase of a project on Chinese in South Africa/South Africans in Chin....