The UCLA/Sonke ‘Health & Human Rights Fellowship’ was initiated in 2011 as a partnership between University of California, Los Angeles and Sonke Gender Justice. It provides specialised training on the practice of public interest law, not currently available in South Africa, to emerging South African lawyers. It aims to fill a capacity shortage in South Africa of public interest lawyers with expertise in health, gender and human rights and to build the capacity of South African NGOs to conduct legal research and advocacy on human rights. Applications open in January of every year.

Our Alumni and current Fellows:

  • 2012: Cherith Sanger & Nomonde Nyembe
  • 2013: Katy Hindle & Godfrey Kangaude
  • 2014: Shadrack Sekgame & Mateenah Hunter
  • 2015: Ariane Nevin & Portia Karegeya
  • 2016: Thabang Pooe
  • 2017: Nabeelah Mia & Nobukhosi Zulu
  • 2018: Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane & Ralph Madlalate
  • 2019: Ohene Ampofo-Anti & Nicole van Zyl