Lwando Xaso, the author of Made in South Africa, obtained her law degree from the University of Johannesburg in 2005, after which she started her articles and practised at Norton Rose Fulbright until 2009. She then pursued a master’s degree in constitutional and administrative law at the University of Cape Town where she also worked as a researcher.
In 2011 she had the privilege of clerking for Justice Edwin Cameron at the Constitutional Court. In that year she also contributed to the book One Law, One Nation which describes the history of the South African Constitution. She frequently writes on topics of constitutional law, history and culture for the Daily Maverick and other publications.
In 2012 she was awarded the Franklin Thomas Fellowship by the Constitutional Court Trust to study at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana where, in 2013, she received an LLM in international law, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
In 2013 she worked as a senior researcher for the Public Service Remuneration Review Commission tasked with the transformation of the public service and was also a researcher to former Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo.
At present she works with the Constitution Hill Trust focusing primarily on projects such as the museum of the Constitution which is currently under development. She is also a trustee of the Constitutional Court Trust and is the founder and owner of Including Society, a forum established to explore issues around cultural justice, belonging and inclusion.