Judge Dunstan Mlambo
B Proc (University of the North)
Judge President of the Labour and Labour Appeal Court of South Africa [North & South Gauteng], as well as Chairperson of the Board of Directors for Legal Aid South Africa since October 2002. Judge Mlambo also chairs the Board Executive Committee.
Advocate Kameshni Pillay
BA, LLB, LLM (University of Witwatersrand)
A practicing advocate and Member of the Johannesburg Bar, former practicing attorney with the Legal Resources Centre, serving on the Legal Services Committee of the Board.
Mr Jan Maree
B Com LLB (University of the Free State)
A practising attorney and former co-chair of the Law Society of South Africa and a current member of the Law Society of South Africa as well as its council. Mr Maree serves as Chairperson of the Remuneration, Social and Ethics Committee and is also a member of the Audit Committee and Board Executive Committee.
Ms Mimi Memka
B Proc (University of Durban-Westville)
A practising attorney and member of the KwaZulu-Natal Law Society, a member of the Standing Committee on legal aid of the Law Society of South Africa, serving on the Legal Services Committee.
Mr Mvuzo Notyesi
B Proc, LLB (University of Transkei)
A practicing attorney and human rights activist, serving on the Legal Services Committee of the Board.
Advocate Pieter A du Rand
B Proc (University of the Free State), LLB (UNISA)
Chief Director for Court Services in the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (Designated official representing Ms N T Sindane – Director General for Justice), serving on the Legal Services Committee of the Board.
Ms Renuka Subban
BA, LLB (University of Durban, Westville), Diploma in Human Rights (Lund University, Sweden)
A Chief Magistrate, former practicing attorney, Chairperson of Family Court Committee of the Chief Magistrates’ Forum, serving on the Legal Services Committee and the Remuneration, Social and Ethics Committee of the Board.
Ms Thulisile Mhlungu
B Proc (University of Natal), LLB (University of Natal)
Chairperson of the Rural Legal Trust (RLT) and Trustee of the AULAI (Association of University Legal Aid Institutions) Trust, serving on the Legal Services of the Board.
Mr W Scholtz
He has more than 40-years in information technology, business process transformation and national operations. He previously held the position of Managing Director at IBM South Africa, CEO and Chairperson of Business Against Crime South Africa and Senior Executive of Nedbank. He is the member of the Audit Committee of the Board.
Ms Marcella Naidoo
B Soc SC SW IV (UCT)
Ms. Marcella Naidoo is a human rights activist of long standing. She is qualified Social Worker with over 30 years of management and leadership experience. Most recently she was the National Director of the Black Sash, a leading Human Rights NGO, and Regional Director in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission SA. Her areas of expertise include social policy analysis, strategy development, organisation and financial management, and fundraising. She currently works as an organisational development consultant and serves on the Legal Services Committee and Remuneration, Social and Ethics Committee of the Board.
Ms Nonhlanhla Mgadza
B Comm (University of Swaziland), MBA (De Montfort University – UK)
Group Head of Internal Audit at Impala Platinum Holdings Limited. Ms Mgadza serves as Chairperson of the Audit Committee and is also a member of the Board Executive Committee.
Professor Yousuf Vawda
BA (University of Durban-Westville, B Proc (UNISA), LLM (University of Durban-Westville)
Associate Professor of Law at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, former Director of the University of Durban-Westville Law Clinic and former practising attorney, serving as Chairperson of the Legal Services Committee of the Board and member of the Board Executive Committee. He is also the Deputy Chairperson of the Transitional Board of Legal Aid SA.
Ms Aneline Rhoda
B Social Science (University of Cape Town), Honours & Masters: Industrial and Organisational Psychology (University of the Western Cape)
Senior Manager: Resourcing and Learning and Development at Anglo American: EMEA Employee Services (Proprietary) Limited and serves as member of the Remuneration, Social and Ethics Committee and Board Executive Committee.
Ms Berlina Mxakwe
Bachelor of Commerce (North West University), B Compt Honours (UNISA)
Ms. Berlina Mxakwe is currently a Group Executive for Group Internal Audit Service for Liberty Holding Group and an Audit Advisory Committee member for the United Nation Population Fund. She serves on the Audit Committee of the Board, and also Deputy Chairperson of the committee. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant (South Africa), with over 15 years external and internal audit experience. She has extensive experience in the private and public sector in risk management, internal audit, and corporate governance (including Board effectiveness evaluations), and assisting organisations to improve their internal controls.
Mr Francois Mvundlela
BA in Law and LLB (University of Venda)
Mr Mvundlela is an admitted attorney who holds a BA in Law and LLB from the University of Venda. He was also a member of the council of LSSA from October 2012 to March 2013. He obtained his Diploma in Corporate Law from the University of Johannesburg in 2013/2014. He was appointed stand in Director of the LEC by BLA NEC since May 2013 and represents the LEC in the Directors Committee of the LSSA. He is also the deputy chairperson of BLA – Limpopo since 2011. He is serving on the Remuneration and Social Ethics Committee of the Board.
Ms Mavis Monama
Ms Mavis Monama serves on the Remuneration Social and Ethics Committee of the Board.
She was admitted as an attorney on the 3rd November 1981 and has practised on her own from 1981 until 2001. It is during this time she gained extensive Criminal ,contractual and Civil Litigation experience. In 1997 she was appointed Chairperson of the North West Land Development Tribunal.
she was appointed as the Justice Centre Executive for Legal Aid SA in 2007 and appointed head of Legal Services at the Commission on Gender Equality and appeared before various Parliamentary committees. She participated in the Southern African Development Goals drafting protocol and policy of the Millennium Development Goals in Botswana, and is presently serving as Acting State Attorney Pretoria.
She also served in Motimele Commission of Enquiry in 2005 and served as a member of Hospital Boards.