Mbekezeli Benjamin

Mbekezeli Benjamin

Research and Advocacy Officer of the Judges Matter Campaign  at DGRU, University of Cape Town

Mbekezeli Benjamin is a Research and Advocacy Officer of the Judges Matter Campaign  at DGRU. Judges Matter aims to improve civil society scrutiny of the South African Judiciary through monitoring the appointment, governance and discipline of judges and magistrates.

Mbekezeli has litigated on issues relating to the right to education, the right to housing, and the right to protest for activists. He has been involved in cases that have come before courts at all levels of the court system, from the Magistrates Courts, up to and including the Constitutional Court. He has also made submissions at international bodies, including UN treaty bodies. He was recently selected as the Global Practitioner-in-Residence at Stanford Law School for the Spring Quarter 2019.

He holds an LLB from Wits University and is currently reading for an LLM at the University of Cape Town.