Tshepo Madlingozi is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Centre for Applied Legal Studies at WITS University. He has master’s degrees in both Law and Sociology, and he received his PhD degree from Birkbeck, University of London. He is a Research Associate at the Chair for Critical Studies in Higher Education at Nelson Mandela University. He is the co-editor of South African Journal of Human Rights and part of the management team of Pretoria University Law Press. He is a co-editor of Symbol or Substance: Socio-economic Rights in South Africa (Cambridge UP) and a co-editor of Introduction to Law and Legal Skills in South Africa, 2nd Edition (Oxford UP South Africa).
He sits on the boards of the following civil society organizations: Amandla.mobi; Centre for Human Rights, University of Free State; the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution; the Rural Democracy Trust and Mining-Affected Communities United in Action/Women-Affected by Mining Action.
He is also a member of the Steering Committee of the African Coalition for CorporateAccountability (ACCA), and a member of the advisory board of Health Justice Initiative. He was a founding board member of SERI and the Zimbabwe Exiles Forum. For thirteen years (2015-2018) he worked with and for Khulumani Support Group, a 120 000-strong social movement of victims and survivors of Apartheid as National Advocacy Coordinator and later the Chairperson.