Tshepo Madlingozi is Associate Professor and the Director of the Centre for Applied Legal Studies at WITS University. He has master’s degrees in both law and sociology and he received his PhD degree from Birkbeck, University of London. He is a Research Associate at the Chair for Critical Studies in Higher Education at Nelson Mandela University. He is the co-editor of South African Journal of Human Rights and part of the management team of Pretoria University Law Press. He is a co-editor of Symbol or Substance: Socio-economic Rights in South Africa (Cambridge UP) and a co-editor of Introduction to Law and Legal Skills in South Africa, 2nd Edition (Oxford UP South Africa). He sits on the boards of the following civil society organisations amandla.mobi; Centre for Human Rights, University of Free State; the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution; and the Rural Democracy Trust. For thirteen years he worked with and for Khulumani Support Group, a 120 000-strong social movement of victims and survivors of Apartheid.