Alongside research, I engage in public scholarship to ensure my findings contribute to building a more socially just world. In partnership with the Black Sash, I have published newspaper articles in the community newspaper, GroundUp; have co-written a documentary for SABC's investigative news program, Cutting Edge; and my research has been part of litigation at the Constitutional Court. I have also advised numerous government agencies, including the South African Social Security Agency, Department of Social Development, the National Credit Regulator, the Department of Trade and Industry, the National Treasury, the South African Reserve Bank, and the National Payment System.
My work has led to several important real-world outcomes. I am very proud to have been part of the Black Sash's campaigns to bring grant payment under public (not private) control through the Post Office, and to provide grantees with a bank account that can be ring-fenced from debt. We effectively protected the grants of 18 million people from predatory lending. We are currently working to diminish allowable interest rates on credit; end loans on children's grants; enact basic income support; and protect personal information from corporate profiteering.