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Justice Zak Yacoob

Justice Zak Yacoob served as a Constitutional Court judge from February 1998 until his retirement in January 2013. Justice Yacoob has been a life-long human rights lawyer, rising to prominence during the apartheid years. He represented, among others, the Durban Six, the United…

Theo Steele

Theo Steele has been a member of South Africa’s trade union federation, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) since it was founded in 1985 and is the current national organising secretary. She has previously served as the second vice president of…

Marius Pieterse

Professor Marius Pieterse serves as an ex-officio member of the SECTION27 board, representing the School of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand, where he teaches constitutional law and human rights law.  His research focuses on the judicial interpretation and enforcement…

Alice Brown

Alice Brown is an international human rights advocate and an expert on the use of the law for the public good. She worked for the Ford Foundation for nearly two decades – many of these years were spent in leadership positions –…

Dr Brian Brink

Dr Brian Brink is the chief medical officer at Anglo American. He serves on the board of directors of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which has been at the forefont of galvanising support to treat and prevent these…