Mr.Kennedy Macharia Chege

Mr.Kennedy Macharia Chege

AEMI representative in South Africa

Kennedy Chege (Kenyan national) is a Researcher and PhD Candidate at the NRF/DST SARChI: Mineral Law in Africa (MLiA) Research Chair at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa. His Doctoral research relates to mining law, specifically Oil and Gas Law, incorporating aspects of Competition/ Antitrust Law, under the supervision of the distinguished Professor Hanri Mostert (NRF/DST SARChI Research Chair: Mineral Law in Africa) as well as Dr Katharine Kemp (Senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia).

Kennedy’s responsibilities at the Chair include: coordinating the Specialized LLM in the Law of Mineral and Petroleum Extraction & Use programme at the university, guest lecturing in the courses under this programme; supervising LLM theses; participating in the research functions of the Chair etc.

Kennedy is also a practitioner at Africa’s largest law firm, ENSafrica, dealing with matters relating to Mineral & Mining Law, Energy Law, Competition/Antitrust Law, and general corporate and commercial work. His role requires him to work in multiple departments in different offices around the continent i.e. Cape Town, Johannesburg, Nairobi and the Accra offices of ENSafrica.

Kennedy holds a Master of Laws (LLM) Degree in Commercial Law, coupled with Mining Law; a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Degree, and a Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc) Degree majoring in Public Policy and Administration, all from UCT.

Kennedy has a deep passion for mentorship, having been a peer mentor for the MasterCard Foundation for 3 years between 2016 and 2018, and mentored students from across the world. He has also mentored students at Rosebank Progress College for more than 5 years, particularly Kenyan students coming to study in South Africa for the first time.

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