Saturday 15 June

Nompumelelo Seme is an Advocate at the Johannesburg Bar with the Victoria Mxenge Group of Advocates. She holds a BA LLB (cum laude) and an LLM (Tax Law) from Wits University.

She has a passion for human rights and law as a tool for social justice. She co-founded KwaZulu-Isihawu Initiative, an organisation working with orphans and vulnerable children and became involved with the Aids Law Project as a student activist in the fight for access to medicines. Her legal experience traverses a wide terrain – general commercial litigation experience at Werksmans Attorneys, contract, delict and dispute resolution experience from Eskom, including Construction Agreements, FIDIC, JBCC and NEC. She has academic and research experience from lecturing Property Law, Tax Law and Customary Law at the University of the Witwatersrand and Environmental Law at the University of Virginia, US. She also writes and publishes in these areas of law.

Her practice focuses on tax law, general commercial litigation, constitutional and administrative law, property law, land reform and land law. She sits on the Advisory Board of the Centre for Applied Legal Studies and owing to her passion for rural women’s access to land, was advisor to the Rural Women’s Movement.