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Project Officer: 1 August 2020 – 30 November 2020

The Law Trust Chair in Social Justice has a four (4) month part-time position available.

The primary responsibility of the successful applicant will be to administer the Social Justice and COVID-19 Policy and Relief Monitoring Alliance (SCOPRA).

The project has three (3) components:

  1. Monitoring policy responses including applying the SIAM and SEIAS to test for constitutional compliance and social justice;
  2. Monitoring implementation; and
  3. Distribution of relief

Project outputs

  1. Roundtables and reports
  2. Thematic group dialogues and reports
  3. Digital Policy and Rule of Law Index
  4. Digital Social-Economic Relief Coverage Dashboard
  5. Vibrant social accountability network on Social Justice and Coronavirus COVID-19

Project outcomes

  1. Social justice impact awareness among policymakers in government
  2. An increase in socially just policies
  3. Fair distribution of all Coronavirus COVID-19 Socio-Economic relief across all municipal wards and groups
  4. Rationalisation of private socio-economic relief services across all municipal wards and under-serviced groups
  5. Improved social accountability among ordinary persons thus exposing and reducing corruption, clientelism and capture
  6. Improved public trust and sustained legitimacy of COVID-19 policy measures
  7. Enhanced achievement of the SDG objectives relating to hunger, poverty, inequality in peace

View the SCOPRA project plan here.


  • A Master’s degree
  • Good computer skills (MS Word, internet research skills)
  • Fluent (reading, writing, and speaking) English; second and third languages are an advantage
  • Own computer

The package includes:

  • R10,000 per month for 4 months
  • Half-day every day

Send an application letter and supporting materials to Ms Diane Gahiza, Faculty of Law, Stellenbosch University, at by 24 July 2020.

Applicants may be expected to attend an interview (in person, by telephone or Skype).

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By Chair in Social Justice team
Published 24 July 2020

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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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