Directors & Board


Formerly known as Centre for Socio-Legal Studies
NPC 2003/026875/08
Directors and Trustees  (listed as follows)





Prof. David McQuoid-Mason (Chairperson of the Board)


Professor David J McQuoid-Mason, B Comm (Natal) LLB (Natal) LLM (London) PhD (Natal), is a Professor of Law based at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban; Advocate of the High Court of South Africa; the founder of the South African Street Law programme; co-founder of the Democracy for All programme; a former President of AULAI; a former Director of the Practical Training Course for Candidate Attorneys in Durban; former Chairperson of the Durban Chapter of Lawyers for Human Rights; Chairperson of the Durban Medico-Legal Forum; past President of the Society Teachers of Law of Southern African; former member of the Legal Aid Board; former member of the South African Human Rights Commission Trust; President of the Commonwealth Legal Education Association involving over 600 law schools in 54 Commonwealth countries; and a former Vice President of the Academic and Professional Development Committee of the International Bar Association.


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Lindi Coetzee (National Director)


Lindi Coetzee is a senior lecturer in law at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth. She holds the degrees of B Juris LLB (UPE) and LLM (UNISA) and teaches insolvency law, company law and street law.
She is an admitted advocate of the High Court in South Africa. She has authored and co-authored a number of publications. She has been actively involved in training and conducting workshops in disadvantaged communities during the last 20 years. She has delivered conference papers at both national and international conferences and has run numerous workshops in South Africa and internationally. During 2009 she was appointed by the United Nations Office for Human Rights in Geneva to conduct an impact assessment of Human rights Programs funded through the United Nations Assisting Communities together in 43 different countries. Lindi was the lead trainer for the Commonwealth Legal Education Association, the Commonwealth Human Rights Institute and the Commonwealth Foundation in Human Rights Capacity building projects in British Overseas Territories.



Lloyd Lotz (MANCO Committee Member)


Lloyd co-ordinates the KZN Street Law programme. His research interests include Democracy, Human Rights and Legal Education, HIV/AIDS and the Law, Bioethics as well as Intellectual Property & access to medicines. He has co-authored Street Law South Africa: Learner's Manual 2 ed (2004); Street Law South Africa; Instructor's Manual 2 ed (2005); Student Book on Criminal Law (2009); Student Book on Governance (2010). Lloyd has delivered papers at national and international conferences, and runs frequent workshops on human rights, HIV/AIDS and the law and democracy for school teachers, community leaders, youth leaders, health care workers, women's groups, university students and school children.


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SR Naidoo


Prof. SR Naidoo


Dr Steve R Naidoo is a specialist forensic pathologist in Durban, South Africa, and had been Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Forensic Medicine at the Nelson R.Mandela School of Medicine of the University of Natal, Durban, South Africa from 2003, and is now in independent practice. He has had, at 2012, approximately 29 years of experience in forensic pathology service for the state, and in teaching at university level for the last 20 years.


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Rashina Moodley


Usha Jivan