August 31, 2020

#OurStoriesMatter

A Dialogue with Women in Law

This August we celebrated women with our webinar series entitled #OurStoriesMatter – A Dialogue with Women in Law.

Hosted by LegalWise CEO Siva Gengan and Teresa Yates, National Director of ProBono.Org, the webinars were a dialogue with four remarkable women who shared their stories of how they use the law as a vehicle to empower women and their communities.

                                                            
SG Teresa

 

Justice Tebello Candice Professor
       

In 1999, Justice Theron was appointed as a Judge of the High Court of South Africa.  At the age of 32, she was the youngest judge in the country and the first black female judge to be appointed in her province.  She was later appointed to the Supreme Court of Appeal and since 2017 has served as a Judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the highest court in the country.

A webinar recording can be viewed by clicking on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UADDoFMRG3g&t=210s

Tebello Motshwane, an attorney by profession, who in 2018 realised that the lack of education and resources for women, with an example of the divorce of her own parents, discovered that her own mother was not privileged enough to know basic legal concepts pertaining to the consequences of divorce, child maintenance and estate planning. That became a seed for the establishment of a company called Sister in Law in 2018.

A webinar recording can be viewed by clicking on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlbCI01zuSohttps://youtu.be/U

Candice Pillay, an Attorney since 1988 specializes in commercial litigation. She focusses on human rights litigation and has acted successfully in a number of cases relating to domestic violence, child access and custody, evictions and land claims. Her most notable achievements have been to successfully interdict a state department from removing over 3000 informal traders from the inner city of Johannesburg and has been instrumental in developing a new policy for informal traders.

A webinar recording can be viewed by clicking on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wlPwDk3x6g

Professor Elsabe Schoeman joined the University of Pretoria in 2016. In November 2019 she was appointed as Dean of the Faculty of Law for the term 1 November 2019 to 31 October 2023. Notably is the fact that Professor Schoeman is the first woman to be appointed as Dean of the Faculty of Law after more than a century of its existence, marking her appointment as a significant milestone for the Faculty.

A webinar recording can be viewed by clicking on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDHa7X5XJ68