Professor Stu Woolman – Professor of Law & Elizabeth Bradley Chair of Ethics, Governance and Sustainable Development, University of the Witwatersrand; Visiting Scholar, Wesleyan University;
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). “His most recent book (2021) is Wrecking Ball: Why permanent technological unemployment, a predictable pandemic and other wicked problems will end South Africa’s experiment in inclusive democracy.”
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Raisa Cachalia – Lecturer, University of Johannesburg
Raisa Cachalia is a researcher at the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC), a centre of the University of Johannesburg. Her published work and broad research interests are in the areas of Administrative Law and Constitutional Law, with a special focus on public power and rule of law issues. Raisa holds BA, LLB, and LLM degrees (cum laude) from the University of the Witwatersrand. She previously worked as a candidate attorney at Bowman Gilfillan Inc. and was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court in 2013. Then in 2013-2014, Raisa clerked at the Constitutional Court of South Africa for Justice Zondo and then Justice Froneman. After leaving the Court she joined Caveat Legal’s panel of legal consultants (2014-present) where she provides legal advice on aspects of regulatory law, particularly in the areas of public procurement and data protection. In 2017, Raisa lectured Administrative Law in the faculty of law at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Advocate Michael Bishop – Advocate, Cape Bar
Michael Bishop is in-house counsel at the Constitutional Litigation Unit of the Legal Resources Centre (LRC). He 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, freedom of expression, refugee rights, environmental law, land rights, gender equality, housing, administrative law and social security. He has a particular interest in issues relating to openness and accountability. Prior to joining the LRC, Michael worked in a variety of legal advisory and legal research roles including two years clerking for Chief Justice Pius Langa. Michael has also taught constitutional law and administrative law to LLM students at the University of Pretoria, the University of Cape Town and the National Law University in New Delhi.
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Professor David Bilchitz – Professor of Law & Director of the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC), a Centre of the University of Johannesburg; Professor of Law, University of Reading
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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Jason Brickhill – Advocate, Johannesburg Bar; tutor and doctoral candidate, University of Oxford
Jason is an advocate at the Johannesburg Bar, having recently returned to South Africa from a spell at the University of Oxford as a doctoral candidate, tutor in law and Research Director of the Oxford Human Rights Hub. Jason previously served as Director of the Constitutional Litigation Unit at the Legal Resources Centre, practised at a leading South African law firm and clerked for Justice Kate O’Regan at the Constitutional Court. He has published widely in constitutional law, taught at Oxford and the University of the Witwatersrand, and served as an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Cape Town.
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Andrew Konstant – Researcher, University of Chicago
Andrew Konstant is a J.S.D. candidate at the University of Chicago Law School and a visiting researcher at Georgetown University Law Center. Andrew was 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, an MA in economics from King’s College, London and an LLM from the University of Chicago Law School. 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 – Associate Professor, University of the Witwatersrand
Franziska is associate professor at the School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, where she teaches international trade law (since 2011). She holds a doctorate in law from the Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany (summa cum laude) and serves as executive co-treasurer of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL). Franziska was, inter alia, 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, she 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 (GTZ/GIZ), Accra (Ghana) for the Good Governance Programme, Revenue Mobilisation Support (2006). Franziska is co-editor (with Kholofelo Kugler) of the book International economic law: (southern) African perspectives and priorities (2021).
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Elmien du Plessis – Professor, University of the North West
Khomotso Moshikaro – Lecturer, University of Cape Town; doctoral candidate, University of Cambridge
Khomotso Moshikaro completed his LLB (Cum Laude) at the University of Pretoria in 2012. He then went to Oxford University, where he completed a Bachelor of Civil Laws at the University of Oxford (2014) and an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies (2015). He worked as a law clerk in the Constitutional Court of South Africa and as a researcher at the South African International and Advanced Constitutional Law Institute (SAIFAC). His areas of specialisation are legal theory, constitutional law, competition and regulation and civil procedural theory. He is currently a Lecturer in Private Law at the University of Cape Town reading for an LLD.
Salim Nakhjavani – Advocate, Johannesburg Bar; CILRAP Research Fellow; Visiting Adjunct Professor, School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand
From 2011 to 2015, Salim served as a United Nations prosecutor in the criminal proceedings against the senior Khmer Rouge leaders in Cambodia, where he participated in investigations, trials and appeals together with Cambodian colleagues. Between 2002 and 2003, as part of the team that established the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, he was responsible for the strategic approach and drafting of the first Code of Conduct for international prosecutors and helped to develop the suite of legal tools known today as the Case Matrix and Legal Tools Database.
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Lauren Kohn is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Public Law at UCT. She lectures Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Administrative Justice & Open Governance and has been nominated for a Distinguished Teacher Award. Since joining the Academy in 2013, Lauren has published extensively in the fields of Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Contract Law, Environmental Law and Customary Law. In 2016, Lauren was awarded the UCT Faculty of Law Research Prize for her research in the intersecting fields of Administrative and Environmental Law, and most recently, her work on the influence of the Constitution on the Private Law of Contract has been nominated for the St Petersburg International Legal Forum Private Law Prize 2018. Her research on rationality review and the separation of powers has been cited with approval in several High Court judgments. She is currently writing a textbook on Administrative Law through the lens of the Informal Sector, and is an external PhD Candidate at the University of Leiden Law School in the Netherlands. Lauren has presented her research at various local and international conferences and is a regular commentator in the media on topical constitutional issues.
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Meghan Finn – Lecturer of Public Law, University of
Johannesburg; Advocate of the High Court of South Africa
Meghan Finn is a lecturer in the Department of Public Law at the University of Johannesburg. Meghan holds Bachelors in Social Science (Honours) and LLB degrees (magna cum laude) from the University of Cape Town, and a BCL degree (with distinction) from the University of Oxford. Currently, she is a PhD candidate at the University of Witwatersrand. Meghan served as a law clerk of the Constitutional Court, and is an admitted Advocate of the High Court of South Africa. She previously practised at the Johannesburg Bar and appeared as counsel in a number of reported judgments including of the Constitutional Court.
Karabo Masenyadiloana – Researcher, University of the Witwatersrand
Mispa Roux – Senior Lecturer, University of Johannesburg; Deputy Director, the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC), a Centre of the University of Johannesburg
Nompumelelo Seme – Advocate, Johannesburg Bar
Editorial Advisory Board
Laurie Ackermann – Constitutional Court Justice Emeritus, Constitutional Court of South Africa, South Africa
Mary Arden – Justice, Court of Appeal of England & Wales, UK
Danwood Chirwa – Professor, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Sujit Choudhry – Sujit Choudhry – Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Christian Courtis – Christian Courtis – Human Rights Officer, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Switzerland
Javier Couso – Professor, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
Charles Fombad – Professor, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Nicole Fritz – Director, Southern African Litigation Centre, South Africa
Karthy Govender – Professor, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Michelo Hansungule – Professor, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Karl Klare – Professor, Northeastern University, USA
Heinz Klug – Professor, University of Wisconsin, USA
Sandy Liebenberg – Professor, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Frank Michelman – Professor, Harvard Law School, USA
John Mubangizi – Professor, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Christina Murray – Professor, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Enyinna Nwauche – Professor, Rivers State University, Nigeria
Catherine O’Regan – Constitutional Court Justice Emeritus,
Constitutional Court of South Africa, South Africa
Theunis Roux – Professor, University of New South Wales, Australia
Cheryl Saunders – Professor, University of Melbourne, Australia
Dire Tladi – Professor, University of Pretoria, South Africa