Mr Victor Nkiwane obtained his Bachelor of Law (Hons) degree at the University of Zimbabwe in 1983. He joined the University of Zimbabwe as a Staff Development Fellow in 1987. He obtained his Master of Laws (Law in Development) degree at the University of Warwick, UK in 1989 and joined the University of Zimbabwe as a lecturer the same year. He became Head of the Department of Private Law in 1992 and Dean of the Faculty in 1993. Mr Nkiwane joined Vista University as a lecturer in 1997 until 2000. He rejoined the University of Zimbabwe in 2001 and left to take up a lectureship position at the University of Lesotho, Faculty of Law where he also served as Head of School and Head of the Department of Private Law. Mr Nkiwane joined the University of KwaZulu-Natal, SA in 2009 where he lectured for four and half years. He joined Great Zimbabwe University as founding Dean of the Faculty of Law on the 1st of July 2013. In between Mr Nkiwane has held sabbatical teaching positions at the National University of Lesotho, University of Warwick and Midlands State University. He has been a visiting lecturer at the Women’s Law Centre, UZ since 2005, teaching Masculinities, Gender and Law in the LLM (Women’s Law and Human Rights) programme.
Mr Nkiwane has published articles and book chapters on law and development, environmental law, urban squatting, human trafficking, men, gender and law, women and children’s rights and intellectual property. His current research focus is on gender and law, with special focus on masculinities, family law and property law.