Thabile Lucia Chonco
Examining the implementation of Section 139 interventions in terms of the Constitution
Thabile has a Master of Laws degree from the University of the Western Cape, where she studied law, state and multilevel governance, and an LLB from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Thabile is currently employed as a law researcher at the Constitutional Court. The latest scope of work, which she was directly involved in, includes the judgments of Assign Services v NUMSA, Corruption Watch v President of the Republic of South Africa, SASSA v Minister of Social Development, and Electoral Commission of South Africa v Speaker of the National Assembly, to name but a few.
Thabile’s dissertation focused on the analysis of municipal regulation and management of markets as an instrument to facilitate access to food and enhance food security. She is interested in legislation around public participation mechanisms as a tool to ensure proper governance and to encourage and enhance accountability. She is also interested in the imputation of knowledge on a new municipal council, stemming from discoveries of non-compliance in procurement processes envisaged in Section 217 of the Constitution, where there has been a change in the political make-up of a municipality post-local government elections.
When she is not working or undertaking research on matters brought before the Constitutional Court, she catches up on lighter reading and solves puzzles.