She has also served as an acting judge in both the Labour Court and the High Court. She is the National President of the South African Society for Labour Law.
She lectures in the Labour Law Masters programme at the School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand. She has also authored numerous legal articles in various texts and journals. These include two papers, Affirmative Action – Concepts and Controversies, and Employment Equity and Anti-Discrimination Law: The Employment Equity Act 12 Years On, both published in the Industrial Law Journal.
Shamima is a regular presenter at the Annual Labour Law Conference and the LexisNexis Current Labour Law Seminars and has addressed many conferences on legal matters.
She specialises in employment law, pension law, commercial law, constitutional law, and public-sector law.
Shamima received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in 1984 and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in 1989, both from the University of the Witwatersrand. This was followed by a Master of Laws (LLM) at the London School of Economics in 1993.