South African academic scholar who is known for writing about constitutional law. He is recognized for having taught at the University of Cape Town and is also known for being a board member of the LGBT rights non-profit organization Triangle Project.
He attended Stellenbosch University where he earned his BComm, LLB, and LLM. He then attended Columbia University where he earned an additional LLM. He started teaching law at the University of Western Cape in January of 1993. He then gained further attention in 2006 when he started his blog Constitutionally Speaking.
In addition to his academic articles and non fiction books, he is also known for having written several popular fiction books as well including Slegs Blankes / Whites Only in 1994 and Scene of the Crime in As You Like It in 2018.
He was born in Messina, Transvaal and has a sister named Anna-Marie de Vos.
He is known for having written an article for SA Public law called "Disturbing Heteronormativity: The 'Queer' Jurisdiction of Albie Sachs.