Thulisile Madonsela

Public Protector of South Africa

Born 1962-9-28 in Soweto, South Africa

Thulisile Madonsela is South Africa's Public Protector. She is also a Human Rights Lawyer and Equality Expert. Madonsela is one of the 11 technical experts who helped the Constitutional Assembly draft the final constitution in 1994 and 1995. Previously, she was a member of a Task Team that prepared constitutional inputs for the Gauteng Province of the African National Congress. She presented the final document at the African National Congress' Gauteng Constitutional Conference in 1995.


STATUS

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Brainiac
Celebrity
Complete
Veteran
Workaholic
Pioneer
Leader
Newsmaker

CURRENT POSITIONS

Public Protector | Public Protector South Africa

2009 - present

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Member | South African Law Reform Commission

2009 - present

Social Development and Community Services

Chairperson | Centre for Reconciliation and Equality Studies

2009 - present

Social Development and Community Services

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

Leader Task Team | Office of the Status of Women in the Presidency

2009 - 2009

Social Development and Community Services

Managing Director | Waweth Law and Policy Research Agency

2003 - 2009

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Chairperson | Equality Legislation Education Team

2000 - 2001

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Chairperson | South African Labour Development Trust

1999 - 2003

Social Development and Community Services

Chairperson | Equality Legislation Implementation Coordination Team

1999 - 2001

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Chief Director Transformation and Equity | Justice | Government of South Africa

1997 - 2001

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Task Team | Employment Equity Act and Green Paper

1995 - 1997

Social Development and Community Services

Deputy Director | Justice | Government of South Africa

1995 - 1997

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Technical Expert | South Africa’s new Constitution

1994 - 1995

Social Development and Community Services

Presiding Officer | Independent Electoral Commission

1994 - 1994

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Task Team | Transition Act | Local Government

1993 - 1994

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Law Lecturer | Law School-Centre | University of the Witwatersrand

1993 - 1995

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Intern | Law School Centre | University of the Witwatersrand

Johannesburg | 1992 - 1992

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Contracts Manager | Emmerex Construction Legal advisor

Johannesburg | 1991 - 1992

Government, Public Administration and Defence

National Organiser | Paper Printing Wood & Allied Workers Union

Johannesburg | 1987 - 1989

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Legal and Education Officer | National Union of Printers and Allied workers

Johannesburg | 1984 - 1987

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Assistant Teacher | Naledi High School

Johannesburg | 1982 - 1983

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Assistant Teacher | Evelyn Baring High School

Johannesburg | 1980 - 1980

Government, Public Administration and Defence

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

SECONDARY EDUCATION

Evelyn Baring High School, Nhlangano, Swaziland

TERTIARY EDUCATION

University of the Witwatersrand

Johannesburg, South Africa | Awarded in 1990

LLB

University of Swaziland

Johannesburg, South Africa | Awarded in 1987

BA Law

University of Cape Town

Johannesburg, South Africa | Awarded in 2015

Honorary Doctor of Laws degree

University of Stellenbosch

Cape Town, South Africa | Awarded in March 2015

LL.D - Doctor of Laws Degree

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