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Prof. Thuli Madonsela
The Law Trust Chair in Social Justice

Professor Thulisile “Thuli” Madonsela, an advocate of the High Court of South Africa, is the law trust chair in social justice and a law professor at the University of Stellenbosch, where she conducts and coordinates social justice research and teaches constitutional and administrative law. She is the founder of the Thuma Foundation, an independent democracy leadership and literacy public benefit organisation and convener of the Social Justice M-Plan, a Marshall Plan-like initiative aimed at catalysing progress towards ending poverty and reducing inequality by 2030, in line with the National Development Plan (NDP) and Sustainable Development Goals (SGGs). She is a monthly columnist for the Financial Mail and City Press/Rapport, and occasionally writes for other newspapers.

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Upcoming events

Annual international conference on Social Justice

17-18 June 2020
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Social Justice Summit

19 June 2020
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Gender Expert Roundtable: Law, Corruption and Gender

6 August 2020
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Featured projects

The Law Trust Chair in Social Justice is anchored in the triple objectives of responsive research, teaching and social impact. The Social Justice M-Plan is the flagship programme of Law Trust the Chair in Social Justice.

The Musa Plan for Social Justice (M-Plan)

A social justice accelerator programme. Its theory of change is that poverty and inequality are systems problems and require a systems approach to change.

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Social Justice and COVID-19 Policy and Relief Monitoring Alliance (SCOPRA)

A project to regularly track all COVID-19 policies and relief measures to assess and ensure compliance with the equality duty and related social justice commitments, other human rights obligations and democratic governance dictates.

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Social Justice Café

The aim of the cafés is to engage with young people on social justice issues and human rights-inspired democracy and action for inclusion.

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#ACTION4INCLUSION

A campaign to address the plight of historic debt owed to universities by students from poor and working-class families.

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About the Chair:

Professor Thulisile “Thuli” Madonsela, an advocate of the High Court of South Africa, is the law trust chair in social justice and a law professor at the University of Stellenbosch, where she conducts and coordinates social justice research and teaches constitutional and administrative law.

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