Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program Fellow
Alexandra (Alex) is a qualified attorney of the High Court of South Africa who holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Witwatersrand. While studying for her law degree, Alex served as an inaugural editor of ‘Inkundla’ a student law journal of the University of the Witwatersrand, currently in its 4th edition, which encourages scholarly legal writing amongst law students.
Alex commenced her term as a candidate attorney at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa in 2012 and was appointed as an Associate in the Norton Rose Fulbright Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions practice group in 2014. In that capacity she has acted for listed and unlisted companies in transactions related to infrastructure, mining and commodities, transport and telecommunications. Alex has also acted for both sponsors and lenders in renewable energy projects in various rounds of the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program, including the Ilanga 1 CSP Project which won the 2015 Project Finance International Solar Deal of the Year.
She recently took a year’s leave of absence to take up the position of Law Research Clerk to Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng at the Constitutional Court of South Africa. This led to a professional interest in the tensions that arise at the intersection of human rights and commercial interests. In 2015 Alex was named as one of the Mail & Guardian’s top 200 Young South Africans (in the ‘Business and Law’ category). She intends the focus of her Masters of Law at Harvard to be on the nexus of human rights and business in order to facilitate a greater emphasis on human rights in business and law in South Africa.