Vice Dean: Teaching and Learning
Name: Puseletso Letete
Location: A Ring 711 Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
Academic Law Staff, Department of Mercantile Law Staff, Faculty of Law Staff Members
Tel: +27 (0)11 559 4077
About Prof Puseletso Letete
Vice Dean: Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Law
Puseletso Letete is a full professor of law and Vice Dean: Teaching and Learning, in the Faculty of Law since 01 September 2022. She lectures tax law at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Prior to this appointment at UJ, she had been appointed as a senior lecturer; an associate professor, and a full professor of Tax Law, at the University of South Africa (UNISA) where she lectured at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and supervised postgraduate students. She holds a doctoral degree (Tax Law) from the University of Edinburgh; a Masters in Commercial Law from the University of Cape Town; a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts in Law from the National University of Lesotho.
Her research interest includes Tax Law (specifically VAT Law), Tax Policy and Practice, Tax Administration, and International Trade Law. Puseletso has presented papers at national, regional, and international conferences. She is a member of the ATAF Women in Tax Network (AWITN). She is a former Commonwealth Scholar (2002-2007) for an award granted by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom for PhD studies at the University of Edinburgh.
From January 2017 to January 2020, she was appointed as the President of the Law Teachers for Southern Africa (SLTSA). In 2019 and 2020, she was invited by the National Council for Quality Assessment of Higher Education (CNAQ) in Mozambique to be a member of the Independent Evaluation Committee that has a mandate to evaluate Postgraduate Programs in Law (Masters and Doctorate) for prior accreditation submitted by higher institutions of learning. She was also invited to participate in the curriculum development of a Masters’ course in Fiscal and Customs Law at the Instituto Superior De Ciěncias E Educaçăo Aˋ Distancia (ISCED) in Mozambique in 2019. She has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Lusaka, Zambia – responsible for teaching in the LLM programme in law. Puseletso has held various visiting academic and researcher positions at: – the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (School of Advanced Study, University of London); the Asian Institute of International Financial Law (The University of Hong Kong); the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law (WU Vienna, University of Economics and Business); Max Planck Institute of Tax Law and Public Finance (Munich) and Durham Law School (Durham University).
On 25 August 2021, Puseletso delivered her inaugural address titled Tax policy gap in Southern African countries: reflections on indirect tax coordination and tax diversity in SADC post Covid-19.