Tanya Magaisa is an Associate in the Africa Division of Human Rights Watch. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, she supports researchers who work in the SADC region as well as the East African countries Tanzania and Uganda. A graduate of the University of Cape Town, Tanya has a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy and an LLB. While at University she focused her time on community service and human rights work, eventually being awarded the Lawrence Miller Memorial Award for her services. In November of 2022, Tanya was recognized as one of Africa's 100 Brightest Young Minds by Brightest Young Minds (BYM), a non-profit organization which hosts an annual Summit for the most impactful young leaders on the continent. Tanya is currently reading for an LL.M in Multidisciplinary Human Rights (MDHR) at the University of Pretoria's Centre for Human Rights.