Silomo Khumalo is a person with a disability, he is blind.
He likes to describe himself as a social engineer, a social justice activist and an aspirant human rights lawyer. He is from Clermont, a township in Durban in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. He studied at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Howard College Campus, completing degrees in Bachelor of Social Science (BSS) majoring in Sociology and Legal Studies, the Bachelors of Laws (LLB), and a Bachelor of Social Science Honours (BSH) in Public Policy.
Silomo previously worked at SECTION27, focussing on the right to basic education primarily for children with disabilities. He also served a stint at the Constitutional Court as a law researcher for Justice Johan Froneman. In 2018, he was awarded the Mandela Washington Fellowship where he spent 6 weeks at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in the US studying a short course on Public Management.
He also received the Open Society Foundation (OSF) scholarship to study towards Masters of Laws which he is currently reading through the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Silomo currently works at the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein as a law researcher.