Thuli Madonsela comes from humble beginnings. Growing up in the improvised Soweto during Apartheid, she started out as an assistant teacher before studying law ;earning her Doctor of Laws degree, LL.D. (Honoris causa) from the University of Stellenbosch.
A member of the team that South Africa's first ever post-election constitution, she became the first ever Public Protector of South Africa in 2009. In this role, she has investigated police chiefs, opposition politicians - and even the president himself; despite continuing pressure against her ranging from character assassination to death threats.
Her message regarding corruption is loud and clear – she says if "visible action is taken" against corrupt officials now, then it sends the message to people that "if you are thinking about it - then don't". Read more on dailymaverick.co.za