Amanda joined IMEL in 2018 as a Lecturer. She holds an LLB from the University of the Free State, and an LLM (Environmental Law) from the University of the Witwatersrand. Having completed her articles at Norton Rose Fulbright, she was admitted as an Attorney and immediately began her lecturing career at the University of the Free State in 2013. Before joining the Institute, Amanda also worked as a Water Lawyer and Campaigner at the Centre for Environmental Rights, a Cape Town-based NGO and environmental law firm which strives to realise the right to a healthy environment through advocacy and litigation. Together with various national government departments, Amanda’s work focussed on developing legal protection for South Africa’s strategic water source areas – the 8% of our land that provides 50% of our water. In her spare time, she enjoys the simple things in life in the company of those she cherishes.