Buang Jones (born 1985) is a South African legal practitioner, attorney, mediator, and consultant. He served in the South African Human Rights Commission for eleven years.
The 37-year-old uses his legal knowledge and experience to defend the dignity of black people.
|Born:||1985 (age 37 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Bloemfontein|
|Education:||Bachelor of Law|
|Alma mater:||University of South Africa|
|Position:||SAHRC Gauteng head|
|Profiles:||Instagram • Facebook • Twitter • LinkedIn|
Buang Jones was born in 1985 in Bloemfontein, the Free State, South Africa. He is from a humble beginning and grew up in a shack at Phelindaba in Bloemfontein.
The shack he lived in stood on invaded land with no services. In 1999, he relocated with his family to the RDP house. In 2000, he completed his high school education and matriculated.
Buang Jones enrolled for an LLB degree at the University of North West. He relocated to the University of Johannesburg for his third year in 2003.
In 2004, the legal practitioner dropped out of school due to financial constraints. He enrolled at the University of South Africa to complete his studies.
In 2007, he graduated and later trained as a lawyer at the Legal Practice Council.
In 2008, he began to practice as a candidate attorney at Legal Aid South Africa, Botshabelo, Bloemfontein. At first, they assigned him to a bail court in the Bloemfontein magistrate’s court.
Later, Buang joined the district court handling minor cases. Jones got admitted as an attorney in June 2009.
In December 2010, Buang started to work in the South Africa Human Rights Commission in Bloemfontein. He became known in Bloemfontein for defending the rights of the poor and marginalized.
The first high-profile case he handled was the open toilet scandal in Rammolutsi, Viljoenskroon, in 2011. Another case was securing a settlement for the family of the late teacher Andries Tatane.
In December, Jones joined the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) as a legal officer. He continued to rise in the ranks because of his dedication and enthusiasm.
In August 2022, he resigned as SAHRC Gauteng’s head after over eleven years of service. His focus now is on his legal practice, consultancy work, and investments.
Buang Jones had served in other positions before Provincial Head in December 2020. Some of the roles include:
- Provincial Manager
- Conflict Dynamics Accredited Mediator
- Acting Provincial Manager
- Senior Legal Officer
- Provincial Head Dec
Buang Jones is a fan of the Kaizer Chiefs Football Club and an introvert who reads African literature during his spare time. The legal practitioner enjoys listening to music and long drives. He is a born-again Christian.
Buang Jones has profiles across several social media platforms. He shares pictures of his works and some bible quotes. He is on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.