Melody Musoni is a PhD student at university and a legal consultant at Phukubje Pierce Masithela Attorneys. Her area of focus is the intersection between technological advancement and the law, while her thesis focuses on addressing cloud computing law and cybersecurity. She has found that, for her, the law is not so much about court cases, but is instead about understanding the complexities and nuances of information technology, and drafting contracts that meet the legal needs of the people who engage with those technologies. Through her work, Musoni hopes to see internet access become a basic human right. She wants to see a society where digital literacy rates are high and access is universal. She considers access to stable and secure internet, as well as the protection of personal digital data and online security, to be critical to the advancement of all South Africans.
I’d tell my younger self to never quit and that patience should be one of her core virtues, because a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.