SERI is delighted to welcome Kelebogile Aplane and Ornate Nyathi to our litigation team. 

Kelebogile Aplane CA

Kelebogile first joined us in June 2018 as litigation intern before taking on the role of a candidate attorney in January 2019. She holds an LLB degree from the University of the Free State (UFS). She is the former chairperson of the Pan Africanist Student Movement of Azania (PASMA) at UFS and has served in various student and youth formations and led #FeesMustFall and #OutsourcingMustFall movements at UFS. She is a social and political activist who is passionate about social justice, equality, Black Consciousness and Pan Africanism. Her interests are in politics involving the struggles of the working class, community building and working to protect and advance the rights of marginalised groups.


Ornate joins us as a candidate attorney having completed his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). He was an active member of Students for Law and Social Justice (SLSJ) and also participated in the Constitution Hill Peer Education Project. Ornate is broadly interested in Human Rights work and making meaningful contributions to the achievement of social justice.