Tricia started her legal career in 2009 at Goldberg and De Villiers Incorporated where she proceeded to complete her articles and continued to practice law in Port Elizabeth. During 2012 she clerked at the Constitutional Court for Deputy Chief Justice Moseneke. In 2013 she joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as an Associate and she was appointed as a Senior Associate in 2014.

  • Experience in High Court Applications for NGOs and individual clients
  • Assisting an international NGO and various local NGOs with amicus curiae applications in the High Court, Supreme Court of Appeal and Constitutional Court
  • Assisting the South African History Archive Trust and other NGOs with various access to information (PAIA) applications and High Court Reviews
  • Assisting an NGO with an appeal which concerned the reviewability of decisions made by various officials in the executive sphere of Government
  • Assisting the South African Human Rights Commission with legal opinions / research and general litigation
  • Constitutional Law and Human Rights Law
  • Enforcement of women's rights
  • Refugee Law
  • Access to information
  • Assisting Constitutional Hill Trust and other NGOs with teaching and training of students
  • Various clinic work in conjunction with
  • General Legal Research and drafting


  • LLB, (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)
  • Year of admission as an attorney: April 2011
  • Enrolled with the Legal Practice Council


  • Constitutional Court Clerks' Alumni Association
Female approach to bring back humanity into the legal profession
23 August 2019 Pro Bono & Human Rights

Female approach to bring back humanity into the legal profession

While the South African law industry is still largely male-dominated, a small team of female lawyers in the Pro Bono & Human Rights practice at CDH are using their unique female approach to bring a touch of humanity back into the legal profession. Tricia Erasmus, Senior Associate in our Pro Bono & Human Rights practice joined Channel Africa to discuss further.

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