Hazel Gumede Shelton
Occupation: Professional field
Occupational Position: Attorney of the High Court of South Africa. Director and sole shareholder of Ashira
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.
BProc LLB from the University of the Witwatersrand LLM from Columbia University, USA
2009 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow