Nicola Smit completes the degrees BLC (cum laude) and LLB (cum laude) at the University of Pretoria. Thereafter she completes the degree LLD at the former RAU. The title of her thesis was “The Labour Law Implications of the Transfer of an Undertaking as a Going Concern”.
She is focusing on labour law, in particular the fair protection of employees, including employees in the informal sector. Nicola had already published 40 articles in accredited national and international journals and is involved as associate editor and/or author for more than 12 books. In January 2013 she joined the NWU Faculty of Law (Potchefstroom campus) as Dean.