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Sphesihle Nxumalo

Sphesihle Nxumalo, 24, is an associate attorney on a mission to use the country’s Constitution and laws to educate and inform South Africans about the socio-economic trajectory to effect change.

In December last year, he was selected as senior counsel for a moot court event hosted by the South African Human Rights Commission, which was aimed at debating the issue of expropriation and “just and equitable compensation”. After coming out on the winning side, he was selected to write a paper for publication in the Constitutional Court’s Constitutional Review Journal on the topic.

Sphesihle has been admitted to the University of Cambridge, in the United Kingdom, to pursue his Master’s degree in law, specialising in Constitutional Law, but which addresses a broad spectrum of issues that are at the centre of South Africa’s constitutional debate.

He is involved in community work, including serving the community of Alexandra and playing a central role in the establishment of the Kgololo – which means ‘to set free’ – Academy, a school that aims to offer quality, private school education for learners in the impoverished area township.

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Nominated in category: Leadership

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