TRACKING OUR YOUNGEST AND BRIGHTEST: Nelson R. Mandela School of Law Graduates Make Big Strides in the Legal Profession

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Ms Thandokazi George (Class 2019)

Currently, she is a Researcher at the Social Justice Coalition in Cape Town and a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) candidate.

Her research is based on gender justice and focuses on the intersectionality between gender justice, safety and sanitation for black women living in informal settlements.

She is the co-founder and former chairperson of the Fort Hare Mooting Society. In her undergraduate studies, Thandokazi represented UFH at the All Africa Human Rights Moot Court Competition in Accra, Ghana. She has competed in the UCT Kate O’Regan Moot Competition where she appeared in front of the former Constitutional Court Judge Kate O’Regan and made it to the semi-final round of the competition.

During the third year of her studies, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) leadership programme identified her as one of the top 20 student leaders in the Eastern Cape.

In 2019 Thandokazi was awarded the Canon Collins Education Trust Scholarship. Her leadership capabilities were also recognised by the African Centre on Law and Ethics and she attended their Legal Ethics Training Programme, jointly organized by White & Case in Kigali, Rwanda.

Thandokazi is extremely ambitious and tenacious. Throughout her time at UFH she worked at the Law Faculty as a student assistant and in 2020, joined the faculty as a Time-on-Task Lecturer.

Her areas of interest include human rights, gender justice, criminal justice and policing.