Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu
Tefo Raditapole is the Chairperson of the board of the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation. He holds an LLB and is a practicing lawyer and Director of Cheadle Thompson & Haysom. He sits on the board of the Ombudsman for Banking Services. He is also Chairperson of the board of the Credit Ombudsman and Commissioner for the 1st Commission of Employment Equity. In the past he has acted on behalf of the ANC and COSATU.
Dr. Simangele Mayisela is a registered Educational Psychologist, qualified from University of the Witwatersrand. She previously worked for the Johannesburg Parent and Child Counselling Centre and for CSVR as a trauma practitioner. Currently she is in private practice and is the Director of Elegnams Human Development Services, a life skills development institution.
Nontsikelelo Sisulu-Singapi is a clinical psychologist and researcher. She is currently overseeing the development of the strategic approach and alignment of government programmes for gender equity. She consults on issues pertaining to women's empowerment, raising awareness on the plight of women, particularly the elderly, as well as poverty eradication and improving economic development towards the economic emancipation of women. She has facilitated a number of interactions with the South African Women in Dialogue (SAWID) and has worked extensively in South Africa and the United States.
Nokukhanya (Nox) Ntuli
Nokukhanya (Nox) Ntuli is a South African lawyer, mediator and process facilitator. Prior to joining the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) (part of the World Bank Group), she worked as a Constitutionalism and Rule of Law Expert in the Department of Political Affairs at the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa. She has extensive legal experience in corporate, intellection property, labour and public policy law. She also has mediation experience and has mediated commercial, employment, land, community, small claims and electoral disputes. Nox has lived and worked the United States, Britain, Zambia, Uganda, Kenya, Liberia, Ethiopia and South Africa in the private, public, non-profit and multi-national environment, practicing law and mediation. She has also conducted short-term projects in Malawi, Botswana, Rwanda and Sierra Leone.
She holds a Post Graduate Fellowship on Peace and Security from Kings College London and the African Leadership Centre, an LLM in Corporate Law from Nottingham Trent University, an LLB Honours from the University of Wolverhampton and a Certificate in Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. She is an ADR Group (UK) Accredited Mediator, has served on the boards of several non-governmental organisations, and is currently a Board Member at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation and Friends of Bulungula in South Africa. She also volunteers as a mediator for the District Court of Maryland Alternative Dispute Resolution Office.
Prudence Malefu Madlokazi
Prudence Malefu Madlokazi is the Founder and Director of Mwanga Fiduciary Services (Pty) Ltd. Malefu has 16 years of experience in financial services, specialising in fiduciary services and employee benefits. She has in-depth knowledge in estate planning, specialising in trusts. Malefu started off as a Trust Accountant at PriceWaterhouse Coopers Inc. and then moved to Alexander Forbes as a Trust Consultant. She then moved to Standard Trust, specialising in trust management with a R1.4 billion portfolio of assets. Malefu's involvement with the industry follows years of study, picking up a variety of qualifications and worthwhile corporate experience. Malefu is a Certified Financial Planner with the FPI and a member of the Fiduciary Institute of South Africa (FISA). She started her own business of Fiduciary Services with the intention to change the game of how settlement trusts are managed and utilised for the rehabilitation of beneficiaries. Her passion is sharing her expertise of estate planning with people from all walks of life, especially the importance of having a will.
Dr. Solomon Ayele Dersso
Dr. Solomon Ayele Dersso is a Commissioner of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, the African Union's premier human rights body, and Chair of the Working Group on Extractive Industries in Africa. Dr. Dersso is also an Editorial Board member for the International Journal of Transitional Justice. In the area of transitional justice, he serves as focal point of the African Commission on Transitional Justice and Human Rights in Africa and led the drafting of the final draft of the African Union Transitional Justice Policy. He is a non-faculty Assistant Professor of human rights at the School of Law and Governance Studies, Addis Ababa University. Dr. Dersso heads Amani Africa Media and Research Services, a policy research and consulting think tank in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Dr. Dersso received an LLB from the School of Law, Addis Ababa University; an LLM from the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria; and a PhD from the School of Law, University of Witwatersrand.
Prof. Khabele Matlosa
Prof. Khabele Matlosa is the author of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance, which was adopted by the African Union (AU) on 30 January 2007 and came into force in 2012 following its ratification by 15 Member States of the AU. Working with two other African experts, he researched and co-authored the AU Panel of the Wise Report on "Election-Related Disputes and Political Violence: Strengthening the Role of the African Union in Preventing, Managing and Resolving Conflict." This report was adopted by the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the AU in Kampala, Uganda, in 2009. He provided technical leadership during the development of the AU Transitional Justice Policy, which was adopted by the AU on 31 January 2019. He holds a PhD in political economy from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and a post-graduate diploma in conflict resolution from the University of Uppsala, Sweden. He is the former Governance Advisor at the United Nations Development Programme, Regional Service Centre for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and a former Director, Department of Political Affairs, AU Commission, Addis Ababa. He is the Visiting Professor at the Centre for African Diplomacy and Leadership, University of Johannesburg.