Mx Busisiwe Deyi

Commissioner

Mx. Deyi is a part time Commissioner at the CGE and they sit on the Legal and Complaints Committee. Apart from their work at the CGE, they are also a faculty member of the Department of Jurisprudence, Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria. They hold an LLB (Nelson Mandela University), LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation (University of Pretoria), MA in Gender and Law (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London).

They have worked with and undertaken research and consultancy work within the South African legal NGO sector focusing on equality and non-discrimination in general as well as gender in/equality specifically. Previously they worked as legal researcher for Justice Edwin Cameron and Justice Nonkosi Zoliswa Mhlantla at the Constitutional Court of South Africa.

NGOs they have worked with/for include Gender DynamiX, the Legal Resources Centre, the Women’s Legal Centre Trust, the ISLA (Institute for Strategic Litigation in Africa). They have also worked on notable cases concerning the rights of transgender and Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual persons including the Tanzania 13 Case (Tanzania), KOS and Others v Minister of Home Affairs and Others (South Africa).

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