Chief Director, Consumer and Corporate Regulation Division, Legislative Drafting
Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa

My name is Maria Ria Nonyana-Mokabane, a Chief Director in the Legislative Drafting Unit of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic), South Africa. I hold the following legal qualifications: B. Procurationis, LLB, LLM, LLD, a Diploma in International Protection of Human Rights, a Certificate in Executive Management, a Certificate in American and International law and a Certificate in Corporate Governance. I serve as a member of the Access to Justice Programme with the South African Human Rights Commission, a Judge for the Africa-Regional Moot Court on Space Law. I am the representative of the dtic in the Inter-governmental Working Group at the United Nations Human Rights Council on Transnational Corporations and Other Business Entities on Business and Human Rights. Also, the focal coordinator to UNCTAD’s technical cooperation project on enterprise sustainability and reporting towards the SDGs in Africa and Latin America.