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ALT Advisory is a public interest advisory firm focusing on public law, information rights, data privacy, emergent tech and social innovation in Africa.

We strive to develop fundamental rights and galvanise activism in the information age through effective and innovative public interest advisory services.


Developing international human rights law

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The ALT Advisory Team

Avani Singh (ALT)

Avani Singh

Director // Co-Founder // Practice Lead: Information Rights & Data Privacy

LinkedIn | @AvaniS_RSAE-mail Avani

Michael Power ALT

Michael Power

Director // Co-Founder // Practice Lead: Pubic Law & Emergent Technology

LinkedIn | @MikePowerRSA | E-mail Michael


Mila Cook

Senior Consultant // Practice Lead: Social Innovation 

LinkedIn | @MilaACook | E-mail Mila


Tina Power

Researcher // Analyst

LinkedIn | E-mail Tina

Jessie Rashid ALT

Jessie Rashid

Office Manager // Human Resources Officer

LinkedIn | @Rashid_Jessie | E-mail Jessie

Kwazi Nwana (Clean)-min

Kwazi Nwana

 Technology // Design Officer

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Tshepiso Hadebe

Research Intern

LinkedIn | @NontuthukoHade2

  • Tshepiso Hadebe was born in Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal. She studied for an LLB degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College Campus. She is currently reading for a Masters degree in Business Law with a focus on Consumer Law, Contract Law, Intellectual Property Law and Cyber Law. She became a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society in the second year of study and served as the Vice President for the honour society in her third her. She has also served as the senior editor for the UKZN Student Law Review and a chairperson for the Young Academics Society. Tshepiso is interested in understanding how the law intersects with technology and is passionate about cyber law.

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Muchengeti Hwacha

Research Intern

LinkedIn | @ThebeNeruda

  • Muchengeti graduated with an LLB from the University of KwaZulu Natal (2017). He has supplemented this qualification with certificates from the University of the Witwatersrand in Intellectual Property Law and Banking and Financial Markets Law. Before joining ALT Advisory, Muchengeti interned and volunteered for various legal institutions including; Schoeman Law Inc., International Commission of Jurists (Africa), Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), Constitutional Literacy and Service Initiative and ProBono.Org (where he was appointed as the Project Coordinator for the Refugee Department). Muchengeti is interested in constitutional and electoral law. He was appointed to the Independent Electoral Commission’s panel of conflict mediators for the 2019 general elections. During his time at ZLHR Muchengeti developed a campaign around the enfranchisement of the Zimbabwean diaspora.

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Promoting rights-based technology innovation


Previous members of the ALT Advisory Team

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Justin Bryant

Research Intern (September-October 2019)

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Rumbidzai Mawela

Research Intern (July-August 2019)

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Brynne Guthrie

Google Policy Fellow (January-June 2019)

Marianne Holbrook-min

Marianne Holbrook

Research Intern (February-April 2019)

Developing Africa’s digital rights landscape

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  • Mission

    We strive to develop fundamental rights and galvanise activism in the information age through effective and innovative public interest advisory services.

  • Vision

    ALT Advisory envisages an inclusive and empowering information age in which fundamental rights are protected and promoted, on- and offline.

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Safeguarding information rights and privacy in Africa




Promoting access for all people, including people with disabilities. 

Best Practices

Promoting the best business and corporate practices.


Making ALT a safe space for people online.

Open Source

Supporting free/libre and open-source software (FLOSS) development.


Protecting your personal information and advising you on how your data is used.

Questioning Convention in the information age

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