Prof Sabelo Gumedze is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Public Law, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa. He is the Deputy Director: Training and Communication (Ag.) at Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority, Pretoria, South Africa. Prof Gumedze is the Vice-Chairperson of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, which is part of the Special Procedures of the United Nations Human Rights Council. He was a Senior Researcher of the Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Division at the Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria, South Africa. Prof Gumedze holds a Doctor of Social Sciences in International Law and a Licentiate in Social Science (International Law) from Åbo Akademi University (Finland), respectively. He also holds a Master of Laws degree in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa from the University of Pretoria; a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts in Law degrees from the University of Swaziland, respectively.