Justice & Law

2020 category sponsors

Tebello Motshwane, 30

Tebello Motshwane, 30

Managing director
Sister in Law

“Ten years ago I had my son. I was 19 years old and I thought I would never end up graduating and being successful. I wish I could have said to myself: believe in yourself and your abilities, everything is going to come together, and this boy will be the best thing to...

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Thami Malusi, 28

Thami Malusi, 28

Associate attorney
Marler Clark LLP

Malusi’s career path has taken him from studying in Cape Town to California, with a stop in Johannesburg in between to practice public interest law. He has worked on several high-profile class action lawsuits including getting compensation for South African gold...

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Thabang Pooe, 31

Thabang Pooe, 31

Advocate
Johannesburg Society of Advocates, SECTION27

Thabang Pooe has made it her mission to embrace her talents so that she can inspire other women to do the same. But it hasn’t always been easy. Today, she speaks with such self-confidence that it’s hard to believe this is the same woman who felt she had to apply to...

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Sinal Govender, 31

Sinal Govender, 31

Lawyer
Pop Law

“It’s quite unexpected that now, during a time of immense uncertainty and anxiety, I am on what I consider to be the best path for me to do the work I want, which I also feel is incredibly necessary right now. I couldn't have predicted that three years after I...

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Claire Keet Pollock, 34

Claire Keet Pollock, 34

Venture designer and co-founder
Pop Law

Venture designer and co-founder Claire Keet Pollock and her business partner want to make law accessible to everyone through their legal consultancy, pop.law. “We both feel strongly that access to justice is not something that should be reserved for just privileged,...

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Thando Gumede, 27

Thando Gumede, 27

Feminist, pupil advocate and social entrepreneur
M-TETO Search Engine, Pan African Bar Association of South Africa

Thando Gumede is a master’s student at the University of Cape Town. She completed her LLB at the University of Witwatersrand and specialises in human rights law and social justice, with a focus on menstrual health and women, children, gender non-conforming and others...

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Keketso Gift Kgomosotho, 28

Keketso Gift Kgomosotho, 28

Lawyer
Baker McKenzie

Not many people can say that they have addressed a United Nations conference on the prevention of human rights abuses, spoken on queer- and gender-based violence at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights or coached a national moot court team representing...

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Stanley Malematja, 28

Stanley Malematja, 28

Attorney and sessional lecturer
Right2Protest Project at Centre for Applied Legal Studies & University of Witwatersrand

As an attorney at the Right2Protest Project, Stanley Malematja is committed to using the law to make a change in the lives of the most marginalised people in South African society. His goal is clear: “The respect, protection, promotion and realisation of human rights....

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Sally Gandar, 36

Sally Gandar, 36

Head of advocacy and legal advisor
Scalabrini Centre

“I studied law, and was always interested in human rights and social justice, but I’ve moved away from practicing law and more into the advocacy space. That’s been both surprising and refreshing for me — knowing that there are so many ways to use the law for good.”...

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