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Simone holds an LLB and LLM degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and an LLM (Human Rights Law) degree from the University of Cape Town. Her interest is in equality rights and social change.
Saadiyah is working on her Masters Degree in Child Care and Protection at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Her interest is in protecting the rights of children, indigent, and vulnerable people.
Thabiso Mbhense is an Attorney currently employed by Legal Resources Centre. He holds Baccalaureus Iuris (B Iuris) Degree and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from University of KwaZulu Natal.
Lelethu Mgedezi is an attorney who holds an LLM in International Trade Law from Stellenbosch University, an LLB from the University of Fort Hare and an Intro. to Thought Leadership for Africa’s Renewals certificate from UNISA.
David is an Admitted Legal Practitioner of the High Court of South Africa. Current LLM (Child Law) candidate at the University of Pretoria. LLB Degree obtained at the North West University.
Sicelo Nxumalo is a Candidate Attorney at the Legal Resources Centre and a Bertha Justice Fellow 2018/2019.
Cecile is an attorney in the Makhanda Office of the LRC and has worked for the LRC since 2016, specialising in education and land matters.
Ona is an official Candidate Attorney, Makhanda Office. Her areas of interest include constitutional rights to education, equality, and security of land tenure.
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