Prof. Thuli Madonsela
Thulisile Nomkhosi Madonsela was born in 1962 in Soweto. Her parents, Nomasonto and Bafana were both traders. She obtained a bachelor of Law from the University of Swaziland in 1987 and three years later, an LLB at Wits University.
She then started working as an assistant teacher at her former school, Evelyn Baring High School, and taught from 1980 to 1983. In 1984 she entered the legal profession as a legal and education officer at the Paper Printing Wood & Allied Workers Union where she worked from 1984 to 1987.