Sally Hurt


Sally joined the Centre in early 2017 as an attorney in the Mining Programme and, soon after, was selected for the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young Africa Leaders. Prior to joining the CER, she served her articles of community service with the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) where she was involved in a range of public interest law focus areas, including assisting refugees and asylum seekers, gender and sexual minorities, and land and mining. She was also a Bertha ‘Be Just’ Fellow, and is now part of the alumni network – a global network of young human rights and movement lawyers working toward social justice. Sally holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Science Honours degree, as well as an LLB from the University of Cape Town and an LLM (cum laude) in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa from the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria. During her LLB studies she was awarded the Mike Larkin Award and Blumberg Prize in recognition of service to the student and wider community and commitment to academic excellence. She also received the Rodman Ward Prize for best essay written on any aspect of corporate governance for her final year research paper. During her Master’s degree programme, Sally was the recipient of a Certificate of Excellence for her contribution to a Democracy through Photography exhibition, as well as the Élysées Africa French Prize, and the Dean’s essay prize. While studying towards her LLM, Sally interned at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ East Africa Regional Office in Addis Ababa.