Towards a Safer Khayelitsha

The Report of the Commission of Inquiry
into Allegations of Police Inefficiency and
a Breakdown in Relations between SAPS
and the Community in Khayelitsha
Click here to view the Final Report August 2014

All the documents that formed part of the Commission’s deliberations are now on the website under the ‘Bundles’ menu.

Inspection in Loco Conducted on 21 and 22 January 2014

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Nazreen Bawa

bawa-finalNazreen Bawa was born in Cape Town and matriculated from Harold Cressy High School. She was the recipient of the Anglo American Open Scholarship in 1989.  She obtained a Bachelor of Business Science (B.Bus Sc) and LL.B degrees from the University of Cape Town.  

After graduation Adv Bawa served as a law clerk to Acting Justice Sydney Kentridge and Justice Richard Goldstone at the South African Constitutional Court. Thereafter she completed pupillage and was admitted as an advocate of the High Court of South Africa and member of the Cape Bar.

Adv Bawa also served as a Research Fellow at the University of Queens, Belfast and during that period published articles relating to institution building, transformation of the judiciary, and judicial education. She has also published in the field of telecommunications law.  

Since 1998 she has practiced as an advocate appearing in a number of groundbreaking cases in  the High Courts, Supreme Court of Appeal and Constitutional Court in South Africa and has advised a number of organs of state in the national, provincial and local spheres of government and NGOs on a variety of constitutional and public law matters including; draft legislation relating to equality, social security, telecommunications, broadcasting, domestic workers, access to information and customary law, and on the recognition of Muslim marriages.  Whilst she is a specialist constitutional and administrative law practitioner, Adv Bawa also practices in the fields of medical negligence, tax law, procurement, housing, fishing and local government law.

Adv Bawa did a stint as an Acting Judge of the High Court in Cape Town during 2011.

She has served in a number of different capacities, including treasurer, on the Cape Bar Council and has been appointed to serve on its disciplinary committees from time to time.  She is a member of Advocates for Transformation and has been approved to serve as chair on Tax Board appeals for the South African Revenue Service.  She is also registered as an approved arbitrator for the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa.

Nazreen Bawa is married.  Her husband is self-employed in the IT industry and they have two children.