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 Prof. Deborah Hamman

Position: Associate Professor
Department: Mercantile and Labour Law
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Qualifications: BA LLB (University of Stellenbosch)
LLM (cum laude)(University of Cape Town)
LLD (University of Cape Town)
Tel: 021 959 3288


 Deborah Hamman is a Professor in the Department of Mercantile Law where she specialises in contract and maritime law. Her research interests include sports law liability and boundary settlements in the international law of the sea. Professor Hamman has published on boundary issues in both local and international journals and has presented papers on both topics at national and international conferences.

Attorney and Conveyancer (Cape High Court)
Lecturer: University of Stellenbosch, University of Cape Town
Professor: University of  the Western Cape
External Examiner: University of Cape Town
Tribunal Chair (South African Institute for Drug Free Sport anti-doping hearings)


  • Maritime Delimitation: selection

1.    ​​​“South Africa’s Exclusive Economic Zone: Boundary Issues” Contemporary Regulation of Marine Living Resources and Pollution 2007

2.   “ The Single Maritime Boundary – A Solution for a Maritime Delimitation Between Namibia and South Africa? “ 10 (1995) The International Journal of Coastal and Marine Law

  • ​Sports Law: selection
1.    ​“ Has Cinderella Lost Her Ball? ​​Some Australian Lessons on the Banning of Pregnant netball Players “  Sport: The Right to Participate and Other Legal Issues 2003



 SAIDS : South African Institute for Drug Free Sport

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