B. Social Science (UCT); B A Honours (UCT); Master in Politics & Political Economy (UPE neè Nelson Mandela Bay University) and LLB (UNISA)
Senior Management Course – Wits and Harvard University
Areas of Practice:
Commercial, Tax, Public & Administrative Law, Intellectual Property Law, Media Law, Labour Law, Medical Law, Immigration, Family and Property Law.
Prior to being called to the bar in 2016, Xoliswa was a researcher at UCT an academic and Head of Department at University of the Western Cape. Xoliswa had an opportunity to teach at the University of Penn State in Pennsylvania, USA. Was instrumental in developing the first democratic Local Government Voter’s Roll for the Western Cape and also managed as Presiding officer for the first democratic local government elections for the Central Substructure in Cape Town. Worked as Executive Director for Khululekani Institute for Democracy. Joined the Presidency as Director Public Liaison for President Mandela and Mbeki. Became Chief Director: Public Participation for national Department of Provincial and Local Government. Promoted to Director General for Sport and Recreation, preparing for FIFA 2010 football games. Deployed to be National Commissioner Department of Corrections. Joined the National Democratic Institute and has trained and supported members of Parliament in different countries in SADC. Worked with the Commission for Gender Equality on training and developing the first report on gender in South Africa. Has worked with the National Democratic Institute on a number of projects including, pre-assessment of elections, training of members of parliament, councilors, provincial and other aspirant political party leaders on policy, gender mainstreaming and constituency outreach strategies and polling.
Is currently in training with AFSA on Alternative Dispute Resolution, arbitration and mediation in Labour, Construction, and International Commercial law.
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