Hashali Hamukuaya
Research Assistant

Hashali Hamukuaya is a Doctoral Student in Law under the SARChI Chair in the Law of the Sea and Development in Africa. His thesis is titled Drug Trafficking as a Fisheries crime in Namibia. The thesis analysis is of the Namibian legislative framework to determine if it is adequate enough to tackle drug trafficking in the fishing industry. It compares Namibia’s legislation to that of South Africa to determine if there are lessons that can be learnt.

Hashali holds a research Masters Degree in Mercantile Law. He currently works as a Legal Advisor in the Fisheries Law Enforcement Academy and is a Research Assistant in the Chair for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation (CriSHET) at Nelson Mandela University. Previously he was a contract lecturer for the Faculty of Law. His research interests include maritime law, the law of the sea, human rights and social justice.

Hashali has co-authored a book chapter from his thesis titled Selective Labour Rights of Fishers in Namibia. The chapter determines whether Namibia conforms with international standards with respect to hours of work and wages for those that work onboard a commercial fishing vessel. The publication is forthcoming. His most recent forthcoming publication is a co-authored paper titled The Role Of Customary Rights In Marine Spatial Planning. The article considers the potential conflict that may arise between the cultural rights of members of coastal indigenous communities and the application of the marine spatial planning legislation in South Africa.