Solminic FD Joseph
Specialist in Education Law and Policy
South Africa
University of the Western Cape
2007-2012
Law/ Human Rights
  • Solminic is from Atlantis, near Cape Town.
  • He completed his LLB at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in 2012. He was a beneficiary of the Canon Collins Educational Scholarship for academics, and the Legal Assistance Trust’s Leigh Day Scholarship. Solminic also received the University Scholarship for South African Students, which is awarded for social responsibility.
  • While at university, Solminic demonstrated his passion for social justice when he became involved with the UWC HIV/AIDS Programme, volunteering as a Peer Educator, and later Senior Peer Educator, between 2009 and 2011.
  • After graduating, Solminic was employed as a programme assistant for the UWC HIV/AIDS Programme. His work in schools exposed him to many injustices and invigorated his interest in human rights issues.
  • Solminic completed his training as a candidate attorney with the Equal Education Law Centre in 2015, and was admitted as an attorney on 7 August in that year. His commitment to social justice is an asset to the EELC team, as he believes that the vision and mission of the organisation speak to what is important in contemporary South Africa.
  • He has worked on scholar transport, issues surrounding infrastructure, admissions, fee exemptions and disciplinary issues.
Greatest achievement: 

His dedication to social justice, and the contribution he has made to the EELC, the vision and mission of which speak to what is important in contemporary South Africa.

Professional interests: 

Solminic is a specialist in Education Law and Policy. His current focus is on the issue of Scholar Transport in South Africa, specifically in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Province.

Current occupation: 
Attorney with the Equal Education Law Centre