I started working at SECTION27 on 1 September 2014 as a Senior Researcher and Legal Counsel working primarily in the field of education rights.
I provide guidance and strategic support to the Education Team at SECTION27. I work closely with other members of the team in developing and building the education cases at SECTION27. I assists in the drafting of legal papers and occasionally appear in court as counsel for SECTION27. I’ve also written academic articles and produced research reports and other articles on the work of SECTION27. Most recently, together with other SECTION27 staff, I compiled and edited a Basic Education Rights Handbook to make basic education law and policy easily accessible.
I work at Section27 because I am committed to improving the education system to ensure a quality basic education for all South African learners.
Before coming here, I worked at Idasa and headed the Western Cape office of the South African Human Rights Commission. I was a founder of the Education Law Project at the Centre for Applied Legal Studies at Wits University. I also worked as an advocate of the Johannesburg Bar.