Tererai Rector Mafukidze
Tererai Rector Mafukidze is a member of the Johannesburg Bar. He practises with Group One Sandown Chambers in Sandton, Johannesburg. His practice areas at the Bar are: general commercial law, competition law, human rights, administrative and constitutional law. He was also admitted in Zimbabwe in February 1997. He practised with two leading law firms in Bulawayo and Harare before embarking on a career in commerce. He moved to South Africa in November 2006, and worked at the Constitutional Court for the Constitutional Court Trust running the Southern African Chief Justices Forum secretariat. He subsequently combined this responsibility with the Directorship of the Southern African Legal Information Institute (www.saflii.org) SAFLII, the web based law reporting facility.
He left the Trust in March 2010, and with colleagues set up the African Legal Information Institute, (www.africanlii.org) AfricanLII as a project of the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC). AfricanLII is now housed under the African Justice and Transparency Initiative (AJTI) which is a programme of the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit at the University of Cape Town. Tererai serves on its Advisory Council.
He has written speeches and papers for the late Chief Justice of South Africa Pius Langa, retired Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo and the current Chief Justice, Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. He has extensive experience in dealing with judiciaries, administration of justice and the legal profession in the Region. He has also delivered numerous papers at conferences internationally and in the Region. He currently serves on the Transformation Committee of the Johannesburg Bar.
Tererai holds an LL.B (Honours) from the University of Zimbabwe and an LL.M from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa).