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Dr. Fikile Portia Ndlovu
Author, Speaker, Professor of International Maritime Business, Lawyer and Businesswoman
Dr. Fikile Portia Ndlovu is an Author, Speaker, Professor of International Maritime Business, Lawyer and Businesswoman who hails from Durban, South Africa. Dr. Ndlovu specialises in the legal principles of international trade laws particularly in Maritime Law (main specialty), which directly includes International Commerce, International Trade, the Law of the Sea, Environmental Law and International Diamond Trade Law subjects. Dr. Ndlovu's research also extends to subjects such as Asia Pacific matters, Maritime Security, Maritime Pedagogy and the Mining of Sea Areas.
Dr. Ndlovu coordinated the Maritime Law Programs of the premier University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Durban, where one of the biggest container handling African ports is located and provides internal and external supervisory support for national and international students. She has published law books, social commentary books and fiction and also writes for accredited journals. As a practicing Maritime lawyer, Dr. Ndlovu has provided consultancy services to Government bodies such as the Ports Regulator and support to various commercial and government entities on maritime matters in various host cities. Dr. Ndlovu has also served as an arbitrator and assessor in various tribunals bringing specialised academic and practical legal knowledge to issues.
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