Bonita is an associate professor of law at the School of Law, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (NRF Y1 rating). She is an editor of the South African Journal on Human Rights and the founding member and chair of the board of Lawyers against Abuse. Bonita teaches international law, business and human rights and international criminal law. Prior to working in South Africa, Bonita worked as a legal advisor in the House of Lords in the United Kingdom and the gender consultant to the International Centre for Transitional Justice in New York. Bonita obtained her LLB from Wits Law School and her LLM and JSD from Yale Law School. She is the author of Domestic Violence and International Law, Hart Publishing (UK) (2010). Until 2017, Bonita was the director of the Centre for Applied Legal Studies at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and is currently doing her pupillage at the Johannesburg Bar. Bonita is also on the board of non-profit organisation Sonke Gender Justice.