Thina Siwendu is an attorney of twenty (20) years standing, a Social Scientist, a critical and forward thinker with deep experience incorporate governance and institutional accountability and has served as a Judge of the High Court, Gauteng Local division for the past 3 years. She obtained her Social Science Degree with Honours in Social Work at UCT in 1988 and her LLB at the University of Natal in 1991 and was admitted as an Attorney in 1995 following a fellowship a the Centre for Applied Legal Studies and articles of Clerkship at Cheadle Thompson & Haysom. She has advised a variety of private and state owned companies in the areas of Corporate Governance and Board Effectiveness locally and in the SADC Region and has keen interest in the interface between Corporate Commercial Law and the Constitution. Thina has also served on a number of Corporate Boards. Within the profession, she is a member of the South African Law Reform Commission and a Ministerial Designate in the National Forum for the Transformation of the Legal Profession. She has written on Women in the Legal Profession with her debut piece : ‘Legal Monopoly and Gender Transformation’ in 2013 and continues to explore ideas and models for an Inclusive New Vision for Law in South Africa  based on her 3 years of practice in a larger law firm and 17 year experience while practicing for own account.