I am co-founder of SECTION27 and Director of Litigation.
My duties, include managing complex and contentious litigation cases on the right to basic education, the right of access to healthcare and the rule of law. I am responsible for the overall legal strategic planning and oversight of the organisation.
I stick around because I’m committed to the vision and mission of SECTION27 and intend, in whatever capacity, to continue supporting its vision of social justice for as long as I am alive and able.
I am a member of the Johannesburg Bar and was admitted as an advocate of the High Court of South Africa in 2003. I am also a member of the Board of Directors of Corruption Watch and have been an acting judge in the High Court. I have edited Health & Democracy: A Guide to Human Rights and Health Law and Policy in Post-apartheid South Africa, with Mark Heywood and Jonathan Berger. I’ve published in law journals, health journals and newspapers. I’m a member of the National Association of Democratic Lawyers and an honorary member of the TAC.
Before SECTION27, I earned a BA and LLB from the University of Natal, my LLM from the St Louis University School of Law in the United States and was awarded a JSD cum laude from the University of Notre Dame Law School. I have clerked for two Constitutional Court judges: Justice Pius Langa and Justice Edwin Cameron.
I am the mother of two lovely boys, Mika’il and Jamil. I hope that the future that they (and all our children) grow into will be a more just one.