Prof. Dr. Oliver Fuo
Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, North-West University (NWU), South Africa
Alexander von Humboldt-Stipendiat
Dr. Oliver Fuo is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, North-West University (NWU), South Africa, where he also serves as the Interim NRF SARChI Research Chair on Cities, Law and Environmental Sustainability. His research primarily focuses on the role of local government in advancing the constitutional ideal of social justice in South Africa.
Oliver Fuo has presented 27 papers in national and international conferences and has more than 25 peer-reviewed publications. He is a South African National Research Foundation Rated Researcher and received the NWU Annual Vice Chancellor's Excellence Award Prize for research excellence in 2018. In 2022, he received the NWU Teaching and Learning Excellence Award prize.
His research has policy impact, and he has been approached by the European Union and the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) for work. He has done commissioned work for the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), commenting on the Public Procurement Bill of 2022 from a local government perspective. He has successfully supervised 8 LLM and 3 PhD students.
Oliver Fuo is a recipient of several fellowships including: the World Academy of Science (TWAS-DFG) Cooperation Visits Fellowship for Scientists from Sub-Sharan Africa; the Humboldt Talent Travel Award; and the DAAD Scholarship. Through these fellowships, he was a visiting fellow to the Faculty of Law, Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany in 2016; the Faculty of Law, Freie University, Berlin in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2022; and the Justus-Liebig University, Giessen in 2013. In 2018, he was awarded the Global South Fellowship for Young Scholars by the Organizing Committee of the 10th IACL World Congress - hosted in Seoul-South Korea. In March 2023, he received the Georg Forster Fellowship for Experienced Researchers from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to execute a research project at Freie University, Berlin.