I started working at SECTION27 on 5 September 2011. On 31 March 2015, I went to do my pupillage at the Johannesburg Bar and returned to SECTION27 in January 2016 to work as In-House Counsel and supervise the Legal Advice Office.
As in-house counsel I am involved in most of SECTION27’s litigation and conduct legal research, draft court papers and work with the legal teams on devising and implementing strategy. In the advice office, we ensure that all clients requiring direct legal or other services receive them from the appropriate place.
I stick around because it is such a privilege to work on issues I believe in with people I look up to. No two days are ever the same, which means we are constantly learning new things and meeting interesting people. SECTION27 gives us a chance to use the Constitution to achieve social justice in our beautiful country. There’s no better job than that.
Before SECTION27 I first clerked at the Constitutional Court for Justice Nkabinde after I graduated from Wits. I then went to Bowman Gilfillan to serve my articles of clerkship. After completing an LLM at the University of Virginia, I returned to Bowmans until August 2011, when I joined SECTION27 as an Attorney. I did my pupillage at the Johannesburg Bar in 2015, before returning to SECTION27 as In-House Counsel.