Tess Peacock joined Tshikululu in August 2017 as a Social Investment Specialist. Her primary role at Tshikululu will be working on FREF (leading the technology-in-education work and managing the Nal’ibali Trust investment) and FRF (managing the Ilifa Labantwana, Innovation Edge and SmartStart investments).
She holds a B.Soc.Sci and LL.B from the University of Cape Town and an LL.M from Harvard University. She is an admitted attorney and completed her law articles of clerkship with Webber Wentzel Attorneys before moving to the Legal Resources Centre as their first researcher on a Ford Foundation International Human Rights project. She then clerked at the Constitutional Court with Justice Cameron and with Acting Justices Leeuw and Jappie.
After completing her Masters in Law at Harvard, Tess—committed to service and working
for a more equal South Africa, felt disconnected and removed from the complexities of overcoming poverty. She therefore decided to move to Nqileni Village, a remote rural village in the former Transkei, to work for the Bulungula Incubator (a FNB Fund partner) as their Innovation Hub Manager to obtain grassroots health and education experience.