Academic Qualifications

Justine received her Bachelor of Arts (English and Industrial Sociology) from the South African University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in 1989, followed by her Bachelor of Laws in 1993. During her time at Wits she received:

  • the Abe Bailey Travel Bursary – national award for extraordinary student leadership in South Africa (1992),
  • the Adams & Adams Prize awarded for excellence in Administrative Law (1992),
  • the Certificates of Merit (first in class) for Administrative Law and Evidence (1992), and she was
  • a finalist in the Intermediate Year Moot Court, as well as a member of the Law Faculty Intervarsity Moot Court Team (1991).

In 1996, Justine was awarded an Academic Fellowship to Yale University in the USA, and in 1997 received her Master of Laws (specialising in Constitutional and Administrative Law). She was Lead Editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation in 1996.

Justine also holds a Certificate in Air and Space Law from the University of Lapland (Rovaniemi, Finland) (1999), as well as being a graduate of the Nexus II Course (2004) and Imagination Alliance Programme (2005) from the Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Professional Roles

Since 2008 Justine has been an independent consultant in the field of electronics communications law, and has consulted to many international companies and governments. She has has represented and advised a range of telecommunications and broadcasting clients on various regulatory matters including licensing, interconnection, content regulation, organisational structuring, finance, access to information, and administrative justice.  She has drafted legislation, legislative amendments, regulations, licences, contracts, opinions, licence applications, position papers and litigation pleadings and has acted as a legislative advisor for clients and appeared before Parliamentary Portfolio Committees on a number of occasions. Various pro bono engagements included advising non-governmental organizations on administrative justice, access to information, freedom of expression and community broadcasting matters.

She was appointed a Visiting Adjunct Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2014 — a research appointment at the LINK Centre, the Learning Information Network Knowledge Centre, a research and training centre in the field of ICT policy, regulation and management in the School of Literature, Language, and Media.