Louie van Schalkwyk is a PhD student at the University of Cape Town and a researcher at the SARChI Research Chair: Mineral Law in Africa. She is also a part-time lecturer in Property Law at the University of Cape Town. She holds LLB and LLM degrees from the University of Stellenbosch.

Her current research interests include mining law and property law, in particular the relationship between land use planning and mining and the role of co-operative government in this regard. At the Research Chair, her responsibilities include organising conferences and seminars and providing editorial support. She is furthermore responsible for the Chair’s Southern African portfolio.

Louie is also an admitted attorney, notary and conveyancer of the High Court of South Africa with seven years’ experience in conveyancing and notarial practice.