SERI is delighted to welcome Dineo Phalane and Tebogo Tshehlo to our litigation team.


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Dineo Phalane joined SERI in 2021 as a Candidate Attorney. Prior to this, Dineo worked as a field worker on numerous SERI cases and projects since 2018. She holds BA (Political Studies and Philosophy) and LLB degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). During her time at Wits she served in the Law School Council subcommittee as well as the Student Representative Council subcommittee. Dineo’s growing interest in the effective recognition and implementation human rights was sparked by her own lived reality and her exposure to SERI’s work. 


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Tebogo joined SERI as a Candidate Attorney in 2021 after having previously worked as a Research Intern in July 2020. She holds a BA Law and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand. She is currently pursuing a Postgraduate Diploma in Human rights Advocacy and Litigation at the same university. She also has interests in pursuing an LLM looking into the impact of service delivery cases in addressing the harsh reality that is faced by the majority black population in South Africa.