Amanda Stemele



Born and raised in Cape Town, my heart belongs to Mitchell’s Plain and Nyanga.
After attending Highlands Primary and Portland High School, my passion for impact led me to study law at the University of the Western Cape, where I obtained my LLB in 2006.

Starting at the University of the Western Cape Legal Aid Clinic in 2007, I became an attorney in 2009. My journey truly ignited when I coordinated the UWC Satellite Clinic in Khayelitsha, immersing me in community advocacy for social justice. From a stint at the Office of the Public Protector in 2012 to becoming a Family Advocate in 2013, I always aimed to make a difference, especially in promoting women’s rights.

Joining the WLC in 2021, I now lead the Legal Advice Unit, connecting the WLC directly to communities and women through collaborations and human rights advocacy. I’m dedicated to change and justice, which led me to affiliations with the South African Women Lawyers Association (SAWLA) as the Western Cape Province secretary and an executive member of the National Association for Democratic Lawyers in the Western Cape.

“Ubuntu” guides my life; together, we can drive positive change and create a more just society for all.


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