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 Ms. Cherith Sanger

Position: Lecturer
Department: Criminal Justice and Procedure
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Qualifications: LLM (UCLA), LLB (UWC)
Tel: 021 959 2419
Fax: 021 959 2493


 Cherith holds an LL.B from the University of the Western Cape and an LL.M (with a 3.86 GPA having passed with the 3rd highest GPA in her class) with a specialisation in Gender, Health and Human Rights from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. She obtained her LLM  through the UCLA Law/Sonke Gender Justice Fellowship. She was admitted as an attorney in the Cape High Court in 2007 and practised at the then Deneys Reitz Attorneys till 2008. She then conducted impact litigation and legal advocacy in the area of women’s rights and gender equality in the non-profit sector. Thereafter, Cherith consulted with KA Le Grange Attorneys providing legal services to NGO's, government departments and individuals including in the areas of sex work and the law, gender and the law, labour law and family law. In 2009 and 2010 Cherith was selected as one the Mail & Guardians Top 300 Young South Africans. More recently, in 2017, she was selected and profiled for Dorothy Black's Shine Project for her contributions to women's health and sexuality rights.



1. Sanger C ‘S v Mthethwa: Justice for Sex Workers in the Face of Criminalisation?’ (2020) Agenda, 1. Available online at: \

2. Keehn, E, Stemple, L, Sanger, C and Peacock D ‘Compliance with Sexual Offences Laws Uneven and Still Insufficient: South African Police Services' Station-Level’ (2013) Feminist Criminology (SAGE).



1. Sanger, N and Sanger C, The Best Interests of the Child’: Reflecting on the Family and the Law as Sites of Oppressive Hetero-Socialisation in Carrien Lubbe-De Beer and John Marnell Home Affairs, Rethinking Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Families in Contemporary South Africa (2013) Fanela, an imprint of Jacana Media in association with Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action.



1. Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (2020) Sex Workers and the Law under Lockdown in South Africa: What you Need to Know, 1-12.

2. Sanger C on behalf of the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (2018) Sex Worker Labour Law Guide: A Guide to Your Rights, 1-33.

3. Sanger C on behalf of Sonke Gender Justice (2015) How to Support Community Members Affected by Gender Based Violence: A Guide for Community Activists and Human Rights Defenders, 1-139.​​



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