Lebohang Dube joined the Centre for Child Law as a Candidate Attorney in April 2022. Their work entails participating in strategic impact litigation; legal drafting; liaising with clients; preparation for court appearances; advocacy and communications work and researching child-related matters.

Lebohang obtained their LLB degree from the University of the Free State and is currently pursuing their LLM through coursework at the Univerity of Pretoria in the Environmental Law Programme. Lebo’s Master’s research seeks to contribute to arguments on the need to develop an African customary environmental law jurisprudence. Lebo does this by unpacking the South African environmental policy and legal framework and consulting indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) and argues for the integration of IKS as a fundamental component towards climate justice in South Africa. Lebo’s legal interests include protecting and advancing children’s rights; the development of child law in Africa; climate justice and customary law concerning children’s rights; socio-economic rights and transformative constitutionalism.

Lebohang has experience as an activist in the civil society sector as demonstrated by his involvement and work with organisations seeking to advance sexual and reproductive rights, environmental and climate justice, socio-economic rights and children’s rights.