Amelia Vukeya-Motsepe

Volunteer attorney, Pro Bono.org

Amelia Vukeya-Motsepe believes that law empowers those who don't have a voice. Born and raised in Soweto, Vukeya Motsepe, a senior associate at Bowman Gilfi llan, also volunteers as an attorney at Pro Bono.Org, an HIV legal clinic, assisting those who cannot afford legal advice, and is a cofounder of 18twenty8, an organisation that supports young township women. Vukeya-Motsepe interrupted her articles to work as a researcher for Justice Kate O'Regan at the Constitutional Court and subsequently worked with the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law. She was awarded a scholarship to study law at the prestigious Georgetown university Law Center in Washington, DC, then moved on to an internship with the American Bar Association. She returned to South Africa in 2007 to a job as an attorney with the AIDS Law Project. � Yolandi Groenewald

Lunch spot: Wang Thai, Sandton