Carina du Toit

Attorney, Centre for Child Law, University of Pretoria

Since 2005, attorney Carina du Toit has spent her time fighting for children's rights at the Centre for Child Law based at the University of Pretoria. She was an attorney for the centre's most important case to date, where they are seeking to declare sections of the Criminal Law (sentencing) Amendment Act 41 of 2007 unconstitutional. The sections under scrutiny allow the imposition of minimum sentences, including life imprisonment for children who are as young as 16 or 17 when they commit the offence. The matter was referred to the Constitutional Court and was heard on March 5 this year. Judgment was reserved. � Jane Steinacker

Lunch spot: Tribeca, Brooklyn Design Square, Pretoria