Lebohang Dube joined the Centre for Child Law as a Candidate Attorney in April 2022. He will be assisting in strategic impact litigation; legal drafting; liaising with clients; preparation for court appearances and conducting research on child related matters.

Lebohang obtained his LLB degree from the University of the Free State and is currently working on his LLM in Environmental Law as Embedded in African Customary Law by way of research with the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Lebo’s Masters’ research seeks to contribute to arguments on the need to develop an African customary environmental law jurisprudence. Lebo does this by unpacking the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act and argues for an inherent customary right to enter and exploit resources in protected areas in terms of the Act.

Lebohang’s legal interests include protecting and advancing children’s rights; the development of child law in Africa; environmental justice and customary law in relation to children’s rights; socio-economic rights and transformative constitutionalism.

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