Judge President Dunstan Mlambo
B Proc (University of the North)
Judge President of the Gauteng Division of the High Court of South Africa, as well as Chairperson of the Board of Directors for Legal Aid South Africa since October 2002. Judge President Mlambo also chairs the Board Executive Committee.
Judge Motsamai Makume
B Iuris (University of the North)
A Judge of the High Court South Gauteng and a former member of the Legal Aid South Africa Board, from 2005-2010. He is the Deputy Chairperson of the Board of Directors for Legal Aid South Africa and serves as the Chairperson of the Legal Services Committee and as a member of the Board Executive Committee.
Professor Yousuf Vawda
BA, LLM (University of Durban-Westville), BProc (UNISA), LLD (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
Professor of Law at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a former Director of the University of Durban-Westville Law Clinic and former practicing attorney. He serves on the Legal Services Committee of the Board and the Constitutional Case Management Committee.
Ms Nonhlanhla Mgadza
BCom (University of Swaziland), MBA (De Montfort University)
Currently the Group Head of Internal Audit at Impala Platinum Holdings Limited. Ms Mgadza has been a Member of the Legal Aid South Africa Board since 2004. She serves as the Chairperson of the Audit Committee and a member of the Board Executive Committee.
Ms Marcella Naidoo
BSocSci (University of Cape Town)
Currently a freelance consultant, with a focus on organisational development. Ms Naidoo was previously the National Director of the Black Sash, a leading Human Rights NGO, and Regional Director in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission SA. She serves as Deputy Chairperson of the Remuneration Social and Ethics Committee and as a member of the Legal Services Committee.
Ms Thulisile Mhlungu
BProc, LLB (University of Natal)
Registered attorney and a clinical legal educator and conveyancer with extensive experience as a global facilitator, leadership and team coach and trainer in both public and private sector organisations. Ms Mhlungu serves as the Deputy Chairperson of the Legal Services Committee and as a member of the Remuneration Social and Ethics Committee and the Legal Services Technical Committee.
Ms Adila Chowan
BCom, PGDip Accounting (University of Durban-Westville), CA (SA)
Qualified chartered accountant, who is currently self-employed as a consultant. She serves as the Deputy Chairperson of the Audit Committee.
Mr Matome Leseilane
BAdmin (University of the North), PGDip Labour Law, BA Honours: Human Resources Development (University of Johannesburg), Executive Leadership Programme (GSB, University of Cape Town), Advanced Management Programme (GIBS, University of Pretoria & London School of Economics), Executive Human Resources Programme (USB, University of Stellenbosch)
Self-employed as a consultant, with extensive experience in human resources, corporate governance and business management. He serves as the Chairperson of the Remuneration Social and Ethics Committee.
Mr Nkosana Mvundlela
BA Law, LLB (University of Venda), Diploma in Corporate Law (University of Johannesburg)
An admitted attorney and Deputy Chairperson of the Black Lawyers Association in Limpopo since 2011. He serves on both the Legal Services and Audit Committees.
Advocate Pieter du Rand
B Proc (University of the Free State), LLB (UNISA)
Chief Director for Programme Planning and Support Services in the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development. Advocate du Rand is the designated official representing the Director-General for Justice, Mr Vusi Madonsela, on the Board of Legal Aid South Africa. He serves on both the Legal Services and Remuneration Social and Ethics Committees.
Ms Vidhu Vedalankar
BSc (University of Durban-Westville), Masters in Town and Regional Planning (University of Natal), Executive Development Programme (GIBS, University of Pretoria)
Chief Executive Officer responsible for overall strategic direction of Legal Aid South Africa so as to realise the vision and fulfil the mission.
Dr Jerry Makokoane
BCom Economics (University of South Africa), Diploma Data Processing and Systems Analysis (University of Zululand), MBA (Mancosa), Master of Applied Management and Doctor of Applied Management (UGSM-Monarch Business School of Switzerland)
Chief Operations Officer responsible for support operations within Legal Aid South Africa.
Mr Patrick Hundermark
BCom, LLB (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University – formerly University of Port Elizabeth), Certificate Programme in Leadership Development (WBS, University of the Witwatersrand), Practising Attorney, North Gauteng High Court
Chief Legal Executive responsible for civil legal services delivery, the improvement of quality and range of legal services offered to Legal Aid South Africa’s legal aid applicants, impact services, legal training and pilot projects.
Advocate Brian Nair
BPaed (University of Durban-Westville), BEd (University of South Africa), FDE Computer Studies (University of Natal), Masters in Business Leadership, LLB (University of South Africa)
National Operations Executive responsible for ensuring the delivery of cost-effective, high quality legal services.