South AfricaYear elected
Cultural Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences
Evance Rabban Kalula is Chairperson of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Committee on Freedom of Association (CFA). He is also Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Cape Town (UCT), as well as Honorary Professor at the University of Rwanda, fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Studies (STIAS) and ad hoc Executive Policy Advisor to the University of Lusaka (UNILUS).
He held various positions at the University of Cape before going into active retirement in 2017, among them as Director of the International Academic Programmes Office (IAPO) and the Confucius Institute. He was a holder of a personal chair as Professor of Employment Law and Social Security.
He holds several degrees in law, including a PhD. He was educated at the University of Zambia School of Law; Kings College, London; Balliol College, Oxford (where he was a Rhodes Scholar) and the University Warwick School of law.
His academic, policy and research interests are in international and comparative labour law, international trade, regional integration and social protection.
He previously served as Chair of the South African Employment Conditions Commission (ECC), member of the ILO Commission of Inquiry on Freedom of Association in Zimbabwe, and Chair of the University of Lusaka Council (UNILUS). He was until recently a member of the Ministerial Advisory Panel of the then South African Department of Economic Development Department (EDD).
He is a fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and serves on its Governance and Nominations Committee (GNC), advisor on Council of the South African Academy of Science (ASSAf) and is a member the Institute of African Alternatives (IAA) Board. He serves on the editorial boards of a number of leading local and international journals, including the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) Press Editorial Board. He is a past President of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA).