ABOUT US


Why we #QuestionConvention

ABOUT US


 

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

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

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Developing international human rights law

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OUR PEOPLE


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

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Mila Cook

Senior Consultant // Practice Lead: Social Innovation 

E-mail Mila | @MilaACook | LinkedIn

Jessie Rashid ALT

Jessie Rashid

Office Manager // Human Resources Officer

LinkedIn | @Rashid_Jessie | E-mail Jessie

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Kwazi Nwana

 Technology // Design Officer

E-mail Kwazi

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Justin Bryant

Research Intern

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  • Justin is a second-year J.D. candidate at Stanford Law School. He has a B.A. in Public Policy from Duke University and an M.Sc. in Global Affairs from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, where he was a part of the Schwarzman Scholars Program.

    Justin focuses on the intersection of law and technology, and seeks to create ecosystems in which individuals can experience the benefits of technology without suffering harm or exploitation. He recently finished a summer cyberlaw fellowship at the law firm Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe in California, and previously worked at Microsoft in both Beijing and San Francisco on projects concerning cybersecurity, government relations and civic uses of technology.

    Justin first came to South Africa in 2014, when he worked at the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union in Cape Town, and is thrilled to be back.

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Promoting rights-based technology innovation

FORMER FELLOWS AND INTERNS


Previous members of the ALT Advisory Team

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Rumbidzai Mawela

Research Intern (July-August 2019)

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Brynne Guthrie

Google Policy Fellow (January-June 2019)

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Marianne Holbrook

Research Intern (February-April 2019)

Developing Africa’s digital rights landscape

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OUR VISION / MISSION


 

  • 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

OUR POLICIES


 

Accessibility

Promoting access for all people, including people with disabilities. 

Best Practices

Promoting the best business and corporate practices.

Equality

Making ALT a safe space for people online.

Open Source

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

Privacy

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

Questioning Convention in the information age

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EMPOWERMENT


 

Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) is an initiative by the South African Government that seeks to redress previous patterns of disadvantage in the South African economy.

In terms of the revised B-BBEE Codes, ALT has a Level 4 BEE Status with 100% procurement recognition.

ALT’s BEE certification is available on request.

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