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Dr Katsande sworn in as JSC Commissioner

Eight new commissioners were sworn in to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on Wednesday 13 May 2020. Among them was our very own Dr Rosalie Katsande, the deputy Director of SEARCWL and Senior Lecturer Faculty of Law University of Zimbabwe.

The new commissioners took oaths before Chief Justice Malaba in the Constitutional Court. They all promised to do their best to serve the commission.

The other new commissioners who took oath with Dr Katsande are Supreme Court judge Justice Chinembiri Bhunu, Chief Magistrate Mr Munamato Mutevedzi, Law Society of Zimbabwe president Mr Thandaza Masiye-Moyo, veteran lawyers Misheck Hogwe and Ms Nokuthula Moyo, accountant Mr Francis Vurayayi Chingozho and human resources expert Ms Trish Jasi.

Dr Katsande has carried out community engagements with special Interests Groups in Zimbabwe including some organised by the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission and the Zimbabwe Gender Commission. She has also facilitated and participated in various workshops including those on Empowerment of the Disability Movement in Zimbabwe. Her research interests are in developing theoretical and methodological approaches to the analysis of the legal aspects of women’s participation in commercial activities in Africa. Dr Katsande is definitely a timely and befiting addition to the Judicial Service Commission as she has a lot to contribute. She is widely published as follows:-


  • Katsande, R.K. et al. (2011). Awakening Potential: A Feminist Pedagogical Approach to Teaching and Research. In Tsanga, A.S & Stewart, J.E. (Eds.) Women and Law, Innovative approaches to teaching, research and Analysis. United Kingdom: Weaver Press
  • Stewart, J and Katsande, R.K (2012) Anne Stewart: Gender, Law and Justice in a Global Market. Journal of law and Society Vol 39 No 4 pp639 – 649
  • Hellum, A. and Katsande R.K (2015) Gender, human rights and legal pluralities in Southern Africa: A matter of context and power, in Brems, E. and Corradi, G. Human rights and Legal pluralism, Hart Publishing (CORE)
  • Mandipa, E. and Katsande, R.K. (2016).The impact of cultural practices and beliefs on the rights of women: A study of women with disabilities in Buhera District, Zimbabwe. International Journal on Minority group rights, issue 4
  • Safe and Inclusive Cities Research to Reduce Urban Violence, Poverty and Inequalities – Research commissioned by IDRC 2013- 2016

Commissioned Research

  • Situational Analysis on the Right to Food – Research commissioned by The Southern African Legal Assistance Network (SALAN) 2008
  • An Investigation of Incidences and Level of Xenophobia in Southern Africa. – Research commissioned by The Southern African Legal Assistance Network (SALAN) 2009
  • Indigenization and Economic empowerment in Zimbabwe from a Legal Perspective: A Critical Review- Research commissioned by the Business Council of Zimbabwe (BCZ) 2011
  • Danida Business Partnership Programme Zimbabwe Legal Aspects – Research commissioned by the Danish Embassy 2013

We wish her well as she carried out this national duty.

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