Project Description

Tumelo Modiselle

The history of gender and patriarchy in pre-colonial African society: understanding gender oppression and violence perpetuated against black women

Tumelo is has a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Law, and a two-year LLB, both completed at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is currently studying towards an honours degree in Philosophy at the University of South Africa.

Following Tumelo’s participation in the #FeesMustFall movement she began to develop her political consciousness, which coincided with her engagement with critical jurisprudence. In 2017, she spent a year as a Research and Teaching Associate at the University of the Witwatersrand, working in jurisprudence and administrative law. In 2017, she enrolled for an honours in Philosophy at the University of South Africa but put this on hold in 2018 when she started her clerkship at the Constitutional Court.

In 2019, she will be going to Kenya for six months, from January to June 2019, as a foreign clerk in Kenya’s Supreme Court. When she returns, she hopes to recommence her honours studies.

Host Organisation: Constitutional Court Trust