Who are the people doing the work at the LRC?

For the last three decades, the LRC has been the most important public interest litigation organization in South Africa.  While the faces and names have changed over time, the mission remains the same … Champion and defend the poor, marginalized and vulnerable in pursuit of life, dignity, and equality of all. 

Meet the LRC Team

Amanda Moli

Amanda Moli

Office Assistant Amanda joined the Legal Resources Centre in 2014 in the Makhanda office as the Office Assistant. She is entrusted with the day-to-day upkeep…
Amanda Mpotulo

Amanda Mpotulo

Administration Assistant Amanda, as old as her tongue and a little older than her teeth. Amanda is the administration assistant of the LRC Makhanda Office. …
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Amy-Leigh Payne

Attorney Amy-Leigh is currently an Attorney at the Legal Resources Centre in Cape Town and a Bertha Justice Fellow Alumni. Amy-Leigh completed her LLB in…
Anelisa Mkatshane

Anelisa Mkatshane

Grants Management Officer Anelisa is a Grants Management Officer in the LRC’s National Office. Anelisa Mkatshane holds an Undergraduate degree in International Relations, French and…
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Anneline Turpin

Attorney Anneline is an attorney, duly admitted in 2008, having begun her career as a commercial law attorney. She completed her Master of Laws in…
Busisiwe Motshana

Busisiwe Motshana

Candidate Attorney Busisiwe obtained her National Diploma in law in 2006 at the University of Johannesburg and her LLB degree in 2019 at the University…
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Cameron McConnachie

Education Co-Lead and Makhanda Regional Director Cameron is an attorney and Regional Director in the Legal Resources Centre’s Makhanda (Grahamstown) office.  Cameron completed an MPhil…
Cecile van Schalkwyk

Cecile van Schalkwyk

Attorney Cecile is a Junior Attorney in the Makhanda regional Office. She was a 2016 Candidate Attorney and Bertha Justice Fellow. Cecile obtained her BA…
Charlene Kreuser

Charlene Kreuser

Candidate Attorney Charlene Kreuser has recently submitted her LLD dissertation on the right to education of children with non-heteronormative sexual orientations and non-binary gender identities…
David Mtshali

David Mtshali

Attorney David is currently a practising attorney at the Legal Resources Centre, in the Johannesburg Office. He holds an LLM Degree in Child Law from…
Ektaa Deochand

Ektaa Deochand

Attorney Ektaa is an attorney in the land program at LRC.  She completed her LLB and LLM in Constitutional Litigation at UKZN.  She served articles…
Esme Wardle

Esme Wardle

Office Administrator Esme joined at the LRC in 1995, employed during the reigns of Geoff Budlender and Shinaaz Meer. She was appointed as the Receptionist…
Feeyaz Mahomed

Feeyaz Mahomed

Project Accountant Feeyaz joined the LRC as a Project Accountant in April 2021. He has more than 20 years of practise in the finance field,…
Lauren Nel

Lauren Nel

Attorney Since March 2019, Lauren has been practising as an attorney at the Legal Resources Centre. She is in her fifth year of post-admission. She…
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Lelethu Mgedezi

Attorney Lelethu is an admitted attorney with wide ranging legal experience. She holds an LLM  (International Trade Law) from Stellenbosch University, an LLB from the…
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Lucien Limacher

Legacy Co-Lead and Johannesburg Acting Regional Director Lucien is currently the acting regional director for the Johannesburg branch at the Legal Resources Centre. His highest…
Madile Modisaesi

Madile Modisaesi

Human Resources Officer Madile joined the LRC in October 2012 and has continued to support the organisation with all personnel related administrative duties ranging from…
Mapule Maema

Mapule Maema

Project Manager Mapule has worked at the Legal Resources Centre for the past five years, initially as a Housing and Evictions Researcher (2016-2018) and currently…
Nersan

Nersan Govender

National Director of the LRC Nersan Govender was appointed as the National Director of the Legal Resources Centre in August 2018. He brings with him…
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Nicholas Chetwin

Nicholas is a Finance Consultant who graduated with a BSc in Computer Science and Psychology from University of Cape Town. After fifteen years in the…
Nokuthula Celiwe Mbele

Nokuthula Celiwe Mbele

Candidate Attorney Nokuthula is a candidate attorney at the Legal Resources Centre in Durban. She obtained her LLB in 2018 from the University of Johannesburg…
Ona Xolo

Ona Xolo

Attorney Ona is an attorney, duly admitted in 2021. She holds an LLB degree from the University of the Free State, which was conferred to…
Petra Marais

Petra Marais

Attorney Petra obtained both her BComm (Law) and LLB from Stellenbosch University. During her LLB-degree she spent a semester at KU Leuven in Belgium as…
Philani Madletyana

Philani Madletyana

Grants Management Officer Philani joined the LRC in May 2019 as a Grants Management Officer. His role at the LRC includes proper management of donor…
Priyanka Naidoo

Priyanka Naidoo

Candidate Attorney Priyanka holds a Bachelor of Social Science in Politics and Law (2018) as well as an LLB (2020) from the University of Cape…
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Saadiyah Kadwa

Attorney Saadiyah has been practicing as an attorney with the Legal Resources Centre in the Durban office since her admission in February 2021. Saadiyah also…
Sandra Govender

Sandra Govender

Office Administration Sandra was offered a position at the Legal Resources Centre in 2012 as an Office/Administrative Manager.  Her responsibilities within the Durban Regional Office…
Sanele Nkambule

Sanele Nkambule

Finance Officer Sanele is a project accounting officer responsible for capturing and processing of information to the system as well as preparing report and proposals…
Shaatirah Baboo

Shaatirah Baboo

Attorney Shaatirah is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa. She joined the LRC in January 2020 in the Johannesburg office as…
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Sharita Samuel

Land Co-Lead and Durban Regional Director Sharita worked with the legal division of a commercial bank before joining the Legal Resources Centre’s Fellowship Programme. After…
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Sherylle Dass

Education Co-Lead and Cape Town Regional Director Sherylle held various leadership positions throughout her career, culminating in her appointment as Regional Director of the Legal…
Sipesihle Mguga

Sipesihle Mguga

Attorney Sipesihle Mguga is an Attorney at the Legal Resources Centre in Makhanda. She commenced her duties on 1 February 2019. Her practice focuses on…
Thabo Ramphobole

Thabo Ramphobole

Communications Officer Thabo is a graduate of the Nelson Mandela University with a BA in Media, Communications and Culture. He also holds a Master’s degree…
Topsy Mackenzie

Topsy Mackenzie

Payroll Administrator Topsy, joined the LRC in January 1993 as a personal assistant for a semi blind candidate attorney, Webster Sekwati, who was serving his…
Tsukudu Moroeng

Tsukudu Moroeng

Attorney Tsukudu is a Candidate Attorney at the Makhanda Regional Office. He obtained his BA and LLB degrees at Rhodes University. He was previously a…
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Wilmien Wicomb

Land Co-Lead Wilmien specialises in land reform, African customary law and community governance systems, in particular as it relates to community rights to natural resources…