Mandisa Shandu

Soliciting Editor

Mandisa Shandu is a human rights lawyer from South Africa and is currently reading for a DPhil in Law at the University of Oxford. She holds a B.Soc.Sci degree in political science, an LLB degree and an LLM in Constitutional and Administrative Law from the University of Cape Town. She was the executive director and an attorney at Ndifuna Ukwazi – an activist organisation and pro bono law centre that combines litigation, research and community organising in campaigns aimed at advancing human rights and social justice with a focus on access to land and affordable, dignified housing in Cape Town, South Africa. Mandisa founded Ndifuna Ukwazi’s law centre in 2015 and has experience litigating in cases involving constitutional-, property-, spatial planning- and housing law, administrative justice, access to basic services and movement lawyering. Mandisa’s doctoral research focuses on inequality and land rights in urban contexts.

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