Stuart Wilson

Researcher at the Centre for Applied Legal Studies

Stuart is a researcher at the Centre for Applied Legal Studies, the Wits University-based human rights institute. Born near Manchester in the United Kingdom, Stuart was educated at Gordonstoun School and Oxford University. Having worked as a policy adviser at the UK government’s Home Office, he emigrated to South Africa in 2002. Since joining the Centre for Applied Legal Studies, he has been involved in a series of successful human rights cases in the fields of education and housing. Most recently, he was part of the legal team representing¬†300 residents of inner-city slum properties who successfully resisted the City of Johannesburg’s attempt to evict them as part of its urban renewal strategy.

He has also been involved in providing legal advice and support to children (and their parents) illegally refused admission to schools.

Stuart spends much of his spare time getting to know his adopted nation. He spends “most Fridays” at Jo’burg’s restaurants and nightspots.

Lunch Spot: Mezzaluna, Melville; Moyo's, Zoo Lake