TUT law students celebrate Women’s month with Pretoria High Court 

18 August 2023
The Office of Chief Justice Raymond Zondo and the Gauteng Division of the High Court hosted female law students from the Tshwane University of Technology in commemoration of Women’s month. Students sat in on a live court in session, listened to motivational speeches from judges and a briefing about the duties of the Registrar of the High Court. Touring the court, the students also learned more about court processes. 

 Students are briefed about the duties of the High Court Registrar.

Deputy Judge President Aubrey Ledwaba and Judge Mabaeng Lenyai also made time in their busy schedules to host and interact with the students. 

“For met, Deputy Judge President Ledwaba’s encouraging message to students to work hard to achieve their goals, irrespective of obstacles that they may face as women in South Africa, really stood out. Him reminding them that he once was a student just like them, facing various challenges, but not allowing them to distract him from achieving his goals, added to the notability of the visit,” said Prof Dane Ally, Head of the Department of Law. 

Raisibe Masekoameng Antonio, a third-year student commented: “We were fortunate to be in the same room as high court judges, attorneys, advocates and the Chief Registrar. This experience really enriched my understanding of the legal system. Witnessing the High Court proceedings and learning from experienced professionals provided a unique perspective that books and lecturer’s notes cannot fully capture. The knowledge I have gained has left a lasting impact on me; it has deepened my interest in pursuing a career in law; and it has encouraged me to be a diligent and responsible female legal practitioner in future. I can achieve it!”

The Department of Law, Faculty of Humanities, has a long-standig working relationship with the North Gauteng High Court. Following the permission by Judge President Dunston Mlambo, Justice Jody Kollapen (acting at the Constitutional Court at that stage) in September 2021 also delivered a public lecture in one of the Faculty’s public lecture series. 

Law students sitting in on a live session at the Pretoria High Court.
 Students attending a motivational talk by judges fom the High Court.

Judge Lenyai and Deputy Judge President Ledwaba.
Prof Dane Ally.

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