Thuli Madonsela Biography: Age, Husband, Contact Details & Net Worth


Thuli Madonsela Biography, Age, Husband, Contact Details & Net Worth


Thuli Madonsela (born 28 September 1962) is a South African Advocate and Professor of the law. She is currently holding the position of professor at Stellenbosch University’s Law Faculty since January 2018.

She is a lifelong activist on social justice, constitutionalism, human rights, good governance and the rule of law.


Thuli has served as the Public Protector of South Africa from 19th October 2009 to 14th October 2016.

Thuli Madonsela

Full Name Thulisile Nomkhosi Madonsela
Date of Birth 28 September 1962 (58 years old)
Gender Female
Occupation Ombudsman
Nationality South African
Net Worth $2 million

Thuli Madonsela Age


She was born on the 28th of September 1962 in Johannesburg, South Africa. As of 2020, she is 58 years old.

Thuli Madonsela Family

Her parents are Nomasonto Madonsela and Bafana Madonsela. Her father was a trader likewise her mother.

She has a sibling by the name Musa Madonsela and they grew up in Soweto.

Thuli is also a grandmother to a cute young girl by the name of Melo. Melo is Wenzile’s daughter.

Thuli Madonsela Husband

Madonsela was once a married woman but lost her husband while her children were still young.

Reports indicate that her partner is certainly Dick Foxton, a public relations consultant and they are engaged. She for that reason revealed the news about her engagement on Real Talk On, in July 2018.

Thuli Madonsela Children

She has two children from the marriage; a son: Mbusowabantu Fidel and also a daughter: Wenzile Madonsela.


Since the 1980s, she has, first of all, worked for trade unions in the public and also the private sectors.

In 1996, she was a member of the team that drafted the final constitution of South Africa promulgated by then-President Nelson Mandela.

In 2007, she was appointed by former President Thabo Mbeki as a full-time member of the South African Law Reform Commission.

Awards and Honours

  • 2016 – Forbes African Person of the year – German Africa Prize
  • 2016 – FW de Klerk Goodwill Award
  • 2015 – Doctor of Law (honoris causa), University of Fort Hare
  • 2014 – Transparency International Integrity Award
  •             ANN7 South African of the Year
  •             Woman of Courage in the Glamour Women of the Year Awards.
  •             Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in the Leaders category and described her as “an inspirational example of what African public officers need to be”.
  • 2013 – Stellenbosch University (March), Rhodes University (April) and University of Cape Town (June)
  • 2011- Daily Maverick named her South African Person of the Year for “serving her role as an ombudsman to the exercise of executive power with an unwavering commitment to truth”.
  • 2016 – She was chosen as one of the BBC’s 100 Women
  • 2016 – She received the German Africa Prize


  1. Madonsela, Thuli (1995). “Beyond Putting Women on the Agenda”
  2. Madonsela, Thuli (1995). “A fair deal for the woman worker?”. In Liebenberg, Sandra. The Constitution of South Africa from a gender perspective. Cape Town: Community Law Centre at the University of the Western Cape in association with David Philip.
  3. Maluleke, Mikateko Joyce; Madonsela, Thuli (2004). Women and the law in South Africa: Gender equality jurisprudence in landmark court decisions.
  4. Madonsela, Thuli (September 2012). “Corruption”
  5. Madonsela, Thuli (19 March 2014). Secure in Comfort


Reports indicate that she probably earned as much as a judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal who receives a total annual package of R2,173,470.

Her salary is however certainly fixed at almost R1.789 million in addition to an annual gratuity of more than R1 million.


Contact Details

Thuli Madonsela Foundation
Trust 4th Floor, 24 Cradock Avenue Rosebank, Johannesburg South Africa 2193
Tel: (+27) 61 179 9327 (IB-MD)
Mobile: (+27) 72 283 6978 (Brian)
(+27) 72 283 6978 (Brian)
Email: [email protected]

Thuli Madonsela Quotes

  • ‘It’s vital that every girl determines, as early as possible, who she is and what her contribution to humanity will be.’
  • ‘If there is one thing I’ve learned it is those wrong things are not done by bad people.’
  • ‘At times we do have to stand alone with only hope as our companion. If you stand for the truth and do so long enough hope does eventually pay.’
  • ‘..listen well [to] hear what is not said.’
  • Just because we deal with underhanded people, doesn’t mean we too must be underhanded.’
  • ‘[Forgiveness is] not for the wrongdoers but to liberate yourself from their emotional prison.’
  • ‘You are somebody right now. Never let anyone make you believe you are somebody when you have a title.’


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