PROTECTOR by gyvwpsjkko

VIEWS: 40 PAGES: 2

									   PROFILE OF ADVOCATE THULISILE (THULI) MADONSELA: PUBLIC
PROFILE OF ADVOCATE THULISILE (THULI) MADONSELA: PUBLIC
                PROTECTOR (OMBUDSMAN)-RSA
             PROTECTOR (OMBUDSMAN)-RSA

                             Adv Thulisile (Thuli) Nomkhosi Madonsela was appointed by the
                               Adv Thulisile (Thuli) Nomkhosi Madonsela was appointed by the
                             President as South Africa’s third Public Protector in October 2009
                               President as South Africa’s third Public Protector in October 2009
                             after being recommended by Parliament following a hundred
                               after being recommended by Parliament following a hundred per-
                             percent vote in her favour by all parties represented in Parliament.
                               cent vote in her favour by all parties represented in Parliament.
                           A human rights and constitutional lawyer, equality expert and policy
                             A human rights and constitutional lawyer, equality expert and policy
                           specialist with over two decades of post legal qualification experience,
                             specialist with over two decades of post legal qualification experi-
                             ence, Advocate Madonsela a BA BA (UNISWA) and an LLB
                           Advocate Madonsela holds holds aLawLaw (UNISWA) and an LLB(Wits).
                             (Wits). Her postgraduate include partial partial LLM studies and
                           Her postgraduate studies studies include LLM studies and legal courses
                             legal in the mainly Equality, of Equality, Constitutional Administrative
                           mainly coursesarea ofin the area Constitutional Analysis, Analy-
                             sis, Administrative Justice, Public Administration. Administra-
                           Justice, Legal Drafting andLegal Drafting and Public She is also trained
                             tion. She is also trained Management and has participated in
 in Strategic Planning, Scenario Planning, Project in Strategic Planning, Scenario Planning, several
                         and Leadership courses, including Women’s Leadership Development.
 Executive Managementhas participated in several Executive Management and Leadership
Project Management and
courses, including Women’s Leadership Development.
  One of the drafters of South Africa’s post apartheid Constitution, Adv Madonsela forfeited a Harvard
  scholarship to focus on her constitution drafting role as one of Adv Madonsela forfeited a Har-
One of the drafters of South Africa’s post apartheid Constitution, the Technical Advisers that worked with
  the scholarship to Assembly in drafting the current Constitution. She is co-architect of Justice Vision
vard Constitutional focus on her constitution drafting role as one of the Technical Advisers that
  2000, with the Constitutional Assembly in drafting the current Constitution. She is co-architect of
workedthe National Action Plan on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, Promotion of Equality
  and Prevention of the National Action Plan on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights,
Justice Vision 2000, Unfair Discrimination Act, Employment Equity Act, Local Government Transition
  Act. She of Equality and to several of Unfair Discrimination Act, Employment Equity Act, Local
Promotionhas contributedPrevention other laws enacted to transform the SA legal system since 1994,
  including the Promotion of She has contributed to several other laws enacted to transform the SA
Government Transition Act.Administrative Justice Act and the Repeal of the Black Administration Act. She
  has system since 1994, several international forums and contributed to key international documents,
legal also participated in including the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act and the Repeal of
  including the Beijing +5 and WCAR also participated in several several country human contrib-
the Black Administration Act. She has Outcomes documents andinternational forums and rights reports.
uted to key international documents, including the Beijing +5 and WCAR Outcomes documents
    At the country appointment as Public Protector, Adv Madonsela was the only Full-time
and severaltime of human rights reports.
  Commissioner in the South African Law reform Commission where in addition to managing the
  Commission’s entire programme, she also served as the Project leader for specific
 At the time of appointment as Public Protector, Adv Madonsela was the only Full-time Commis- projects
  such as the Satutory Law Revision Project whose addition to constitutional alignment and
sioner in the South African Law reform Commission where infocus was managing the Commis-
  updating programme, she also served as the project on for Review of the interpretation Act.
sion’s entirethe law; and the Commission’s Project leaderthe specific projects such as the
  She is also a co-architect of several was constitutional the policy framework that formed the
Satutory Law Revision Project whose focuspolicies, including alignment and updating the law;
  basis Commission’s project on the Review of and Persons with She is also a co-architect
and the of the Ministry for Women, Childrenthe interpretation Act. Disability. She has heldofvarious
  senior positions in government framework that formed previous the Ministry for Women,
several policies, including the policy and civil society. Her the basis ofpositions include the following:
Children and Persons with Disability. She has held various senior positions in government and civil
  • Waweth previous positions include Agency :Managing Director 2003-2009
society. HerLaw and Policy Research the following:
  • Department of Justice Project Manager (DDG): Equality Legislation Education Training 2001-
• 2003  Waweth Law and Policy Research Agency :Managing Director 2003-2009
        Department of Justice Project Manager (DDG): Equality Equity 1997-2001
• • Department of Justice: Chief Director Transformation and Legislation Education Training
        2001-2003
  • Department of Justice: Deputy Director Planning Unit 1995-1997
        Department of Justice: Chief Director Transformation and Equity 1997-2001
• • Constitutional Assembly: Technical Expert 1994-5
        Department of Justice: Deputy Director Planning Officer 1994
• • Independent Electoral Commission(IEC): PresidingUnit 1995-1997
         Law School-Centre For Applied Expert 1994-5
• • WitsConstitutional Assembly: TechnicalLegal Studies: Research Officer/ Part Time Law Lecturer
        Independent Electoral Commission(IEC): Presiding Officer 1994
• 1993-1995
• • WitsWits Law School-Centre For Applied Legal Studies: Research Officer/ Part Time Law
         Law School Centre For Applied Legal Studies: Research Intern/Part Time Law Lecturer
    1992Lecturer 1993-1995
        Wits Law School Centre For Applied Contracts Manager 1991-1992
• • Emmerex Construction :Legal advisor -Legal Studies: Research Intern/Part Time Law
        Lecturer 1992
  • Paper Printing Wood & Allied Workers Union (PPWAWU): National Organizer 1987-1989
        Emmerex Construction :Legal advisor - Contracts Manager 1991-1992
• • National Union of Printers and Allied Workers(NUPAWO): Organizer/Legal/ Education Officer
        Paper (Initially Part-time)
• 1984-1987Printing Wood & Allied Workers Union (PPWAWU): National Organizer 1987-1989
• Naledi High School: Assistant Teacher(Temp) 1982-1983
• Evelyn Baring High School: Assistant Teacher(Temp) 1980-1980

Born in Johannesburg in 1962, Adv Madonsela has been involved in human rights and civic
activism since the early eighties. Her community leadership positions have included the following:

• Chairperson: Centre for Reconciliation and Equality Studies (1999-2009)
• Chairperson: Equality Legislation Education and Training Team ( 2000-2001)
• Chairperson: Equality Legislation Implementation Coordination Team (1999-2001)
• Chairperson: SA Labour Development Trust (SALDT)
• Member: Black Empowerment Advisory Board- Department of Public Works (2001-2)
• Co-founder & Interim Executive Member: South African Women Lawyers Association (SAWLA,
  2006-7)and Member of Exec SAWLA Gauteng (Current)
• Member: Commission for Employment Equity(1999-2004)
• Member: Equality Committee (Section 5 Committee) SAHRC (2007-)
• Member: Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Board- Department of Defence (2000-2006)
• Member: Legal Research and Writing Project Steering Committee (2006-)
• Member: Steering Committee on the Legal Services Charter and Chairperson of Focus Working
  Group on Governance
• Member: Steering Committee on the National Action Plan on the Protection and Promotion of
  Human Rights
• Member: Steering Committee- National Racism Forum(Current)
• Member: Servcon Housing Solutions(1999-2002)
• Member: World Justice Forum (2008-)
• Secretary: Dhlamini Civic Association and Exec Member- Soweto Civic Association(1992-3)

A member of several professional bodies, including the South African Women Lawyers Association
(SAWLA), African Network of Constitutional Lawyers (ANCL), Black Lawyers Association (BLA) and
the Business Women’s Association of South Africa (BWASA), Adv Madonsela regularly provides
training and addresses conferences on equality and the other areas of her expertise. She has
written extensively and her written works include journal articles, book chapters, books and learning
resources. Her key achievements in this regard including co-authoring a Bench Book for Equality
Courts, Resource Book for Equality Court Clerks, SAWLA Legal Advice Handbook on Family
Law and Related Matters and Handbooks on Gender Management and Gender Mainstreaming.

								
To top