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Sushila  Dhever

Sushila Dhever

Partner Fasken
I see law as a means to empower people. My social mission is to facilitate access to justice through my legal practice.
Jurisdiction South Africa, 2008
Language(s) English
Office(s) Johannesburg
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Sushila is a partner in the Labour, Employment and Human Rights Department of in Johannesburg and the Head of Pro Bono. She was admitted as an attorney in 2008 and has 12 years post qualification experience in human rights and public interest litigation and advocacy. She has been employed at Fasken for 11 years and has been responsible for sourcing and managing the firm’s pro bono litigation and CSI initiatives. She has expertise in human rights, constitutional impact litigation children's rights, gender law, housing policy, land rights, legal advocacy, law reform, and assisting refugees from sub-Saharan Africa.  She is an admitted attorney with Rights of Appearance in the High Court.

Sushila has extensive experience in children's rights, gender law, housing policy, land rights, refugee law, legal advocacy and law reform.  She has expertise in CSI projects and advocacy. Passionate about restoring dignity to disadvantaged individuals and communities in South Africa and ensuring equal access to the law, Sushila coordinates legal clinics in the townships of Soweto and Lenasia. These clinics service impoverished communities, individuals, non-profit organisations and start- up companies from Orange Farm, Grasmere, Walkerville, Sebokeng and Lawley and facilitate access to justice. She also pioneered a project for entrepreneurs in partnership with the University of Johannesburg Centre for Entrepreneurship and Pro Bono.Org to render pro bono legal assistance to SMME’s.

  • Awarded for the Firm with Most Pro Bono Hours at the Pro Bono.Org 1st Annual Awards, 2014
Awarded for the Firm with Most Pro Bono Hours at the Pro Bono.Org 1st Annual Awards
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Education

  • Certificate, International Law of Armed Conflict University of the Witwatersrand
  • Certificate, Advanced Constitutional Law University of the Witwatersrand
  • Certificate, Global Advocacy and Legal Writing University of the Witwatersrand
  • Certificate, International Criminal Law University of the Witwatersrand
  • LLB University of the Witwatersrand
  • BA, International Relations and Law University of the Witwatersrand

Community involvement

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of the Northern Provinces
Organiser Paralegal Seminar Organiser Paralegal Seminar

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