Olwethu Majola-Kinyunyu

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Olwethu Majola-Kinyunyu is an in-house Senior Analyst with Maendeleo Group. An Attorney of the High Court of South Africa she has vast expertise and experience in administrative and regulatory law particular on compliance and conducting due diligence. She is a specialist in implementation of international legal instruments at the national level especially those aimed at curbing transnational organised and financial crimes in Africa.

Olwethu is the Director of Research with the Association of Certified Compliance Professionals in Africa (ACCPA) and Assistant Editor-in-Chief of the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Journal of Africa. As a researcher and practitioner, Olwethu has contributed to a number of consultancies and projects in Africa notably:

  • The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in carrying out of a legal audit and policy environment assessment in the area of transnational organised crime for Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar;
  • Development of an advocacy tool detailing regional mechanisms to combat Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) in Africa for Tax Justice Network Africa;
  • Development of a report on the threat of transnational organised crime in the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Region on behalf of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime, Geneva, Switzerland;
  • Development of an anti-money laundering and compliance tool for banking, financial and regulatory institutions in Southern Africa.

Olwethu is a National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF) scholar, currently completing her PhD degree at the Centre of Criminology at the Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town. She holds Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Free State and a Master of Laws Degree in Transnational Criminal Justice from the South African-German Centre for Criminal Justice and Development Research at the University of the Western Cape.

 
Olwethu Majola Kinyunyu
Olwethu Majola-Kinyunyu
Senior Analyst
Maendeleo Group
South Africa
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