Hazel Gumede SheltonHazel Gumede Shelton


South Africa

 

Occupational Information


Occupation: Professional field

Occupational Position: Attorney of the High Court of South Africa. Director and sole shareholder of Ashira

Professional History


At Columbia, Hazel specialised in constitutional and international law, project and corporate finance and international business transactions. She qualified as an attorney at Deneys Reitz Attorneys where she obtained experience in commercial, labour and insurance litigation work. In the USA, she conducted policy work in Washington DC in relation to emerging markets and later in commercial transactions and security and trade law. Hazel has lectured in constitutional law at Wits Law School and at the Justice College of South Africa. She also frequently represents South Africa on legally related issues in the international arena, including representation on various United Nations entities. Her national clients include the National Department of Land Affairs, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development and the Department of Home Affairs where she has specialised in policy and regulatory advice, as well as general constitutional advice, including Constitutional litigation work. Her provincial clients include the Gauteng Department of Transport, Roads and Works and the Gauteng Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Environment.

Qualifications


BProc LLB from the University of the Witwatersrand LLM from Columbia University, USA

Programs


2009 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

Featured News

Norman Smit
23 December 2017

Making a simple change can help realize one’s full potential. At TED Talent Search Lagos 2017 in Nigeria, Victoria Ohaeri describes the importance of changing her name to positively affect others' perceptions.  The 2016 Tutu Fellow tells her personal story about the effects of labeling, and how changing her name made all the difference.

Norman Smit
21 December 2017

Young farmers participating in a project started by 2017 Tutu Fellow Samuel Kariuki have had their first harvest and been paid for the fruits of their labour.  The new farmers in the agro-entrepreneurship Fort Hall Eye Project harvested two tons of beans. This green success is taking place in one of the most troubled counties in Kenya, where alcoholism has left almost no household unaffected.

Peter Wilson
21 December 2017

When nominations closed earlier this week, there were close to 300 really top quality nominations of emerging African leaders from across the continent for the 2018 Tutu Leadership Fellowship.  We were again impressed by the breadth of outstanding candidates who are applying for the Fellowship, reinforcing what we already know: that there is no shortage of excellent young leaders on the continent. 

Norman Smit
20 December 2017

The CEO of All On, 2015 Tutu Fellow Wiebe Boer is helping to build access to affordable sustainable energy for low income households, small business, and communities.  All On is an independent impact investing company.  As part of its approach it has also provided a grant to the acclaimed Nigerian tech incubator, Co-Creation Hub, to challenge Nigeria’s innovators on energy. Co-Creation Hub is run by 2017 Tutu Fellow 'Bosun Tijani.

A Selection of Tutu Leadership Fellows

About AFLI

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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) is unique among leadership initiatives in that it focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.

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