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Your current career path


I am an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa and I am currently employed as a State Law Adviser at the Department of the Premier, Western Cape.  However, prior to this, I was employed as a Senior Researcher in the Children's Rights Project at the Community Law Centre based at the University of the Western Cape where I gained extensive experience and exposure in the children's rights arena.  I was largely involved in issues concerning child justice, children in need of care, corporal punishment of children and also child trafficking.

How you came into contact with Anex?


My first engagement with ANEX was at a workshop comprising children's rights NGOs who were meeting to discuss submissions on the Trafficking in Persons Draft Bill released by the South African Law Reform Commission.  Following this engagement, I was invited to a host of workshops and discussion groups arranged by ANEX on the issue of child trafficking.

What it means to fulfill a seat as a member of the board?


Given my prior experience in the area of children's rights, serving on the board of ANEX helps me to stay in touch with the various issues relating to children and also gives me pleasure to see that there are so many committed individuals working towards realising the rights of children. 

Your role as a board member of Anex?


My role as a board member is to ensure that ANEX fulfills its obligations, not only towards their generous funders, but also towards the bigger picture of ensuring that children are assisted when their rights are violated to the maximum extent of ANEX's resources, capacity and core business.