Professor Stu Woolman
Stu Woolman currently holds the positions of Professor of Law and, more recently, the Elizabeth Bradley Chair of Ethics, Governance and Sustainable Development at the University of the Witwatersrand. He also enjoys the title of Academic Director at the South Africa Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law. Stu is the creator, editor-in-chief and primary author of the seminal 5 volume treatise, Constitutional Law of South Africa and creator and editor-in-chief of the Constitutional Court Review. He has penned two highly praised monographs: The Selfless Constitution: Experimentalism and Flourishing as Foundations of South Africa’s Basic Law (2013) and The Constitution in the Classroom: Law and Education in South Africa, 1994 – 2008 (2009). He has published five collections as co-author and co-editor: The Business of Sustainable Development in Africa (2009)(Winner of the 2010 Hindiggh-Currie Award for Best Book); The Dignity Jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court of South Africa (2013); Is This Seat Taken?: Conversations at the Bar, Bench and Academy about the South African Constitution (2012) and Constitutional Conversations (2008). Read more about Stu Woolman
Advocate Michael Bishop
Michael Bishop is in-house counsel at the Constitutional Litigation Unit of the Legal Resources Centre (LRC). The LRC is South Africa’s premier public interest law firm, and the CLU is responsible for managing the LRC’s strategic litigation. Michael also has a private practice as an advocate where he does work for government and private parties on a range of constitutional and administrative matters. As an advocate, Michael has appeared in the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal, the High Court and the Land Claims Court on issues including customary law, education, refugee rights, environmental law, land restitution, gender equality, housing, administrative law and social security. He has a particular passion for issues relating to freedom of expression, equality, administrative justice and parliamentary procedure and education. He was also the complainants’ counsel in the Khayleitsha Policing Commission.
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Professor Cora Hoexter
Cora Hoexter is a Professor in the School of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, where she teaches public law. Her main research interest is administrative law, on which she has written extensively. She is the author of a leading text on the subject, Administrative Law in South Africa (Juta & Co Ltd, 2 ed 2012).
The judiciary is another research interest, and Cora is the contributing co-editor (with Morné Olivier) of a book entitled The Judiciary in South Africa (Juta & Co Ltd, 2014).
A former member of the South African Law Reform Commission, Cora was Editor-in-Chief of the Annual Survey of South African Law for several years and spent ten years on the editorial team of the South African Law Journal. She is a member of the editorial board of Cambridge Studies in Constitutional Law and serves on the advisory board of the Centre for Rights and Justice at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Professor David Bilchitz
David Bilchitz is a Professor of Fundamental Rights and Constitutional Law at the University of Johannesburg and Director of the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC). He is also Secretary-General of the International Association of Constitutional Law from June 2014 until 2018. He was elected a member of the South African Young Academy of Science in 2015. David has a BA (Hons) LLB cum laude from Wits University. He graduated with an MPhil in Philosophy from St John’s College, University of Cambridge in 2001 and with a PhD in law from the same university in 2004. David worked as law clerk to (then) Deputy Judge-President Langa of the South African Constitutional Court in 2000. His book on ‘Poverty and Fundamental Rights: the Justification and Enforcement of Socio-Economic Rights’ was published by Oxford University Press in February 2007.
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Advocate Jason Brickhill
Jason is the current Director of the Constitutional Litigation Unit of the Legal Resources Centre, a leading public interest law firm in South Africa. He is also an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Cape Town; tutor in Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at the University of Oxford; and external examiner (constitutional law) at the University of the Witwatersrand. He has taught and published widely in the field of constitutional law and human rights.
Andrew Konstant is a researcher at the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC) with a particular focus on administrative, regulatory and competition law. He holds an LLB and LLM from the University of Witwatersrand. Prior to joining SAIFAC, Andrew was an associate at the commercial firm, Webber Wentzel. He has published several articles in journals including the South African Law Journal and South African Journal on Human Rights.
Dr Franziska Sucker
Dr Franziska Sucker is a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, School of Law, Johannesburg since June 2011. She was a Visiting Research Fellow at the World Trade Institute (WTI), Berne (May-July 2013) and a Visiting Researcher at the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights & International Law (SAIFAC), Johannesburg (2009 – 2011). Prior to working in South Africa, Franziska was a Senior Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany (2006 – 2010) and a Legal Adviser in the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Accra (Ghana) for the Good Governance Programme, Revenue Mobilisation Support (RMS) in 2006. From 2007 to 2012 Franziska was admitted to the German bar and worked as a legal practitioner.
Ngwako Raboshakga is presently the pro bono coordinator ENSafrica’s Johannesburg office where he manages the firm’s admirable pro bono project in Alexandra, one of South Africa’s most vulnerable communities. Of significance in his everyday work is his promotion of human rights education at a community level for community activists and leaders as well as in Alexandra schools.
Ngwako holds an LLB and LLM in public law (with distinction) (University of the Witwatersrand) as well as a certificate on the Advanced Course on Justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Institute for Human Rights, Åbo Akademi University, Finland). He is an admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa. His experience as an attorney includes advising on human rights, constitutional law, administrative law, government arrangements, and various regulatory aspects of law.
Advocate Mkhululi Stubbs
Mkhululi Duncan Stubbs was admitted to the Johannesburg Society of Advocates in December 2013. He holds BA and LLB degrees and an LLM degree in which he studied comparative constitutional law, international trade law and international commercial arbitration.
Prior to becoming an advocate, Mkhululi served as a law clerk to Justice Yacoob at the Constitutional Court. He also completed his articles of clerkship at a large corporate and commercial law firm.
Linette du Toit
Linette holds an LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation from the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Human Rights. She has clerked for Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke at the Constitutional Court as well as Chief Justice Willy Mutunga at the Supreme Court of Kenya. She is currently a researcher on a SAIFAC project which contemplates the performance of the South African Constitution.
Laurie Ackermann – Constitutional Court Justice Emeritus, Constitutional Court of South Africa
Mary Arden – Justice, Court of Appeal of England & Wales
Danwood Chirwa – Professor, University of Cape Town
Sujit Choudhry – Dean and Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Christian Courtis – Human Rights Officer, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Javier Couso – Professor, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
Stephen Ellmann – Professor, New York Law School
Charles Fombad – Professor, University of Pretoria
Nicole Fritz – Director, Southern African Litigation Centre
Karthy Govender – Professor, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Jack Greenberg – Professor, Columbia University
Michelo Hansungule – Professor, University of Pretoria
Karl Klare – Professor, Northeastern University
Heinz Klug – Professor, University of Wisconsin
Sandy Liebenberg – Professor, Stellenbosch University
Frank Michelman – Professor, Harvard Law School
John Mubangizi – Professor, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Christina Murray – Professor, University of Cape Town
Enyinna Nwauche – Professor, Rivers State University
Catherine O’Regan – Constitutional Court Justice Emeritus, Constitutional Court of South Africa
Theunis Roux – Professor, University of New South Wales
Cheryl Saunders – Professor, University of Melbourne
Dire Tladi – Legal Counsel, South Africa, United Nations
Andre van der Walt – Professor, Stellenbosch University