Prof Loretta Feris
Vice Principal Academic, University of Pretoria
Loretta Feris is a transdisciplinary scholar with an interest in environmental justice, environmental human rights, indigenous knowledge systems and trade and environment. She is currently Professor of Law at the University of Pretoria. Previously she was a law professor in the Institute of Marine and Environmental Law at the University of Cape Town (UCT). She holds the degrees BA (law), LLB and LLD from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and LLM from Georgetown University in the USA.As an environmental law consultant, she has worked with various government departments, industry, international organisations such as the IUCN and UNEP where she was part of a group of international experts on the Programme for the Development and Periodic Review of Environmental Law (Montevideo Programme).She was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Transformation and Student Affairs at UCT from 2017 to March 2021 during which time she led the process of the reburial of the Sutherland 9.