Professor Thuli Madonsela is most well-known as South Africa’s former Public Protector, a position she held from 2009 until 2016 and during which she investigated a number of high-profile cases, including the probe into the use of state resources for the upgrading of former President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead (Secure in Comfort), and the capture of state resources (State of Capture).
An advocate for Gender equality and the advancement of women, Madonsela is a member of South African Women Lawyers Association (SAWLA) and Business Women’s Association of South Africa (BWASA). In 2012, she was honoured with South Africa’s most Influential Women Award. She has authored and co authored several publications including books, chapter, journals and handbooks on gender management and gender mainstreaming. Madonsela was also one of the drafters of South Africa’s current constitution in 1994.