Steve worked in the Cape Town office of South Africa’s public interest law group the Legal Resources Centre. He spent many years representing clients facing an oppressive apartheid state before serving as legal and later national director of the LRC. Since the adoption of the Bill of Rights in a democratic South Africa he has been litigating in cases regarding socio economic rights, particularly the right of access to housing on behalf of the LRC’s clients. He also spent a year working as an acting judge of the Land Claims Court of South Africa. He is a graduate of the University of Cape Town (BA); the University of the Witwatersrand (LLB) and the London School of Economics (LLM).