Reference Group

Venitia Govender

Founder Member

Venitia Govender is a founder member of SALO. She comes from a legal academic background (BA LLB),  is  a former director of a human rights NGO in SA – the Detainees Parents Support Committee thereafter the Human Rights Committee, and … Continue reading

Pregs Govender

Pregs Govender is a well known feminist activist and independent writer. Author of “Love and Courage”; she was an ANC MP: National Assembly (South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994) who Pioneered South Africa’s Women’s Budget (Government’s 1998-1999 National Budget). … Continue reading

Horst Kleinschmidt

Horst Kleinschmidt is an anti-apartheid and human rights activist. He was Vice President of the National Union of South African Students (1969) and Assistant to Ds. Beyers Naude of the South African Christian Institute (1975). He was detained and charged … Continue reading

Thoko Matshe

Thoko Matshe is a human rights activist with over twenty five years experience in development work, and over fifteen years in leadership of civil society organizations and several women’s organizations in South Africa, the UK and Zimbabwe. She has extensive … Continue reading

Lethu Kapueja

Lethu Kapueja is a researcher in the areas of youth political and economic participation, education, human rights and citizenship. He also has experience in research project management, workshop facilitation and community development project management.

H.E. Ambassador Sten Rylander

H.E. Ambassador Sten Rylander started his professional career at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 1970. For nine years (1970-79), he held various positions, including postings at the Nordic Office of the World Bank in Washington, DC from 1972-1974, … Continue reading

Richard Calland

Richard Calland is Associate Professor in the Public Law Department at the University of Cape Town. He teaches constitutional and human rights law, and some administrative law. He specializes in the law and practice of the right to access of … Continue reading