|Occupation||Lawyer author, political activist, public speaker|
|Relatives||Lungisile Ntsebeza (brother)|
Dumisa Buhle Ntsebeza (born 31 October 1949) is a South African lawyer, public speaker, author and political activist born in Transkei, now the Umtata, Eastern Cape. Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza is his brother. He is the chairman of the Desmond Tutu Peace Trust and a trustee of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. He was involved in the political struggle against apartheid in the mid-1970s, when he served time in prison during which he completed his law degree. Ntsebeza emerged as a commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 1995. Ntsebeza was appointed chancellor of the University of Fort Hare in January 2017.
Ntsebeza has been in the practice of the law for over thirty years. He was an attorney for about 17 years. From 1993 he taught the law of evidence and criminal law and from 1995, human rights law at Walter Sisulu University in Mthatha. He gave up teaching when he was appointed as one of the commissioners on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission from December 1995 to January 1999. In 2005, he became the first African to be conferred silk status in the history of the Cape Bar.
Ntsebeza practices general law, including constitutional and administrative law, labour law, mining law and land law. He has chaired a number of disciplinary actions, and presided on several arbitrations. He is a trained arbitrator and qualified commercial mediator. Ntsebeza has also sat as a judge in various divisions of the high court of South Africa.
- Gibbs, Timothy (2014). Mandela's Kinsmen: Nationalist Elites & Apartheid's First Bantustan. Boydell & Brewer. p. 87. ISBN 9781847010896.
- "Desmond Tutu Peace Centre to shut down". West Cape News. 25 May 2014.
- Bell, Terry; Ntsebeza, Dumisa Buhle (2003). Unfinished Business: South Africa, Apartheid, and Truth. Verso. p. 152. ISBN 9781859845455.
- Meiring, Pieter (2014). Chronicle of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission: A Journey through the Past and Present into the Future of South Africa. Wipf and Stock Publishers. p. 189. ISBN 9781625647146.