Nic is the CEO of the Law Society of SA (LSSA) and the founder and director of Legal Aid and Development (LEAD), responsible for the professional training of attorneys. He is a member of various law faculties and sits on a number of boards. In addition, he practises as an attorney and mediator. He holds BA LLB and B Com degrees from the University of Pretoria and UNISA.
Alice is an international human rights advocate and an expert on the use of law for the public good. She has extensive experience in civil rights litigation and social justice philanthropy and currently advises, speaks and does research on public interest law, philanthropy, social justice and non-governmental organisational effectiveness. She was the director of the Ford Foundation (South Africa) for many years. She holds a law degree from New York University and history degrees from Dartmouth College and North-Western University.
Jonathan is a Professor of Law at the Wits University Law School and is based at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER). He served as Dean of the Wits Law School from 2010 – 2013 and as Director of the Mandela Institute from 2005 – 2007. He holds a PhD in sociology from Yale University and law degrees from Wits and Columbia Universities.
Jonathan Berger is an advocate of the High Court and a member of the Johannesburg Bar. He worked for the AIDS Law Project and its successor SECTION27 from 2002 to 2011, and prior to that clerked for Justice O’Regan at the Constitutional Court. He served as a member of the Medicines Control Council from 2009 to 2011, and is currently a member of the Expert Advisory Group to the Medicines Patent Pool. He holds degrees in law and architecture, including a masters in law from the University of Toronto.
Nomboniso is the Director of the National Alliance for the Development of Community Advice Offices.
CLIVE RAMATHIBELA SMITH
Following his degree in marketing and media studies and a short film career in the UK, Clive returned to South Africa in 2008. His passion for investments coupled with his marketing experience led to him working for Sasfin Asset Managers, Momentum Asset Managers and the Umbrella Pension Fund. He is presently the Chief Investment Officer and co-founder of Clivera Incorporated Pty (Ltd), a multidisciplinary advisory services business that focuses on financial services and corporate social investment programmes.
He serves on the Investment committees of Merseta and Kaizer Chiefs and assists with strategy at the Mibco Pension Fund. Clive is also an active business contributor on several radio and TV programmes, such as SAFM, Radio 702 and eNCA Africa.