Prof Letlhokwa George Mpedi completed his B Juris degree (1996) and LLB degree (1998) at Vista University. In 2001 the LLM degree in Labour Law was conferred upon him by the then Rand Afrikaans University (now University of Johannesburg). He was twice the recipient of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) award (in 2000 and 2001, for purposes of doing research in Germany for his LLM dissertation and LLD thesis respectively). A National Research Foundation doctoral research award was also granted to him (2002).
Upon completing his LLB he was employed as a Junior Lecturer in the Department of Mercantile Law at Vista University (Mamelodi Campus). He joined the Centre for International and Comparative Labour and Social Security Law (CICLASS) at the then Rand Afrikaans University as a researcher in 2000. In August 2003, Prof Mpedi accepted a position as a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Social Law in Munich (Germany). Upon his return from Germany in 2006, he was employed as a Deputy Director at CICLASS. In the same year the LLD degree in Mercantile Law was conferred upon him by the University of Johannesburg. Prior to his current position as Executive Dean, Prof Mpedi served as Head of Department of Practical Business Law (January 2011 – December 2012), Vice-Dean (January 2013 – December 2015) and Director at CICLASS (January 2009 – December 2015) at the Faculty of Law of the University of Johannesburg. He lectured labour law and social security to LLB, post-graduate and certificate students and has delivered papers at numerous national and international conferences. Prof Mpedi publishes on labour law and social security.
B Juris LLB (Vista) LLM (RAU) LLD (UJ)