The Johannesburg annual awards ceremony, kindly hosted once again at Bowmans on 7 March 2024, had a wonderful turnout from the legal profession.

Penuell Maduna gave the official welcome on behalf of Bowmans, followed by an engaging and amusing keynote address by former Constitutional Judge Zak Yakoob.

We are grateful to all the legal practitioners who give up their time to take on pro bono cases, present workshops and staff our legal clinics.

Special awards on the night went to:

ChildLaw             Heather Pretorius from Fiona Marcandonatos Inc.

LabourLaw            Inbam Pillay – LEM Consulting

FamilyLaw             Tracy Marais – Tracy Marais Attorneys

Wills                 Norton Rose Fulbright SA Inc. (Candice Pillay and her team)

DomesticViolence        Fatima Laher, Bowmans

Housing               Sarah Goldman, Lawtons Africa

DeceasedEstates         Patricia Afagwu – Umennaka Attorneys Inc.

Deeds&Conveyancing      Norton Rose Fulbright SA Inc. (Carina van Vuuren and her team)

CommunityAdviceOffice    Orange Farm Human Rights Centre – Richard “Bricks” Mokolo

RefugeeLaw           Ndou Attorneys

VarsityCollege Student Group  Group 1, Pretoria Campus

– Individual Student –   Michaella Grove – Pretoria Campus

AdvocateAward          Loyiso Makapela SC and Thato Mokhethi

UniversityLawClinicAward  Natasha Ellen Bekker, University of Pretoria

In addition, there were a number of Special Mentions. These went to Charl Albasini, Virginia Sekgothe, Elgene Roos,

Jennifer Finnigan, Alan Jose and Fasken.

Thanks to our generous sponsors – Spier and AJS, to Yonela Mnana for the music and to our donors, partners and colleagues who attended and celebrated the occasion with us.

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