Silomo Clarence Khumalo
Silomo Khumalo is a blind social engineer, human rights advocate, and an aspiring lawyer from Clermont, a township in Durban, South Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Social Science, with majors in Sociology and Legal Studies, Bachelor of Laws, and Bachelor of Social Science with honors in Public Policy from the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Howard College. For three years, he worked at SECTION27, a public interest law organization, focused on providing equitable access to quality education for children with disabilities. He also served, for one year, as a law researcher for Justice Johan Froneman at the Constitutional Court. Silomo is interested in how policy and the law can be employed to realize social justice. He wants to research socioeconomic rights, particularly the right to education, as enabling rights. His focus area is in inclusive education, as enshrined in Article 24 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.