Former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, has taken up a Chair in Social Justice in the Faculty of Law, at the Stellenbosch University.
According to the Dean of the Faculty, Sonia Human, Madonsela’s scope of work will mainly focus on issues relating to social justice, particularly administrative justice and civil society.
She will also be involved in lecturing and providing postgraduate supervision.
Human mentions that a large portion of Madonsela’s remuneration package will be externally funded. She adds that Madonsela will also be able to determine her own agenda.
“She can play an important role in the faculty and the university itself. It’s an honour that she decided to join the university. This will make a great contribution to the curriculum and to what our students are exposed to.”
Human says the decision to appoint Madonsela will contribute significantly to the broader education system and the realisation of a constitutional democracy for the country.
She elaborated that the focus of the chair will also include ethical governance in public institutions and realising of the Constitution’s mandate to meet people’s need.
Human says it is an honour for the Faculty and the University to have someone of Madonsela’s calibre. Madonsela will however, commence her duties at the University in 2018, after a sabbatical.
Human says Madonsela’s appointment falls under permanent positions. She however, mentions that external funders of this appointment is confidential at this stage and has not yet been concluded.
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