Justice & Law 2019

Athi Jara (32)

Athi Jara (32)

Director and Head of the mining and Environmental Law Department at LNP Attorneys Inc

Growing up in rural Eastern Cape did not deter Athi Jara from consistently pursuing her dreams. Raised by her single father after the passing of her mother at the tender age of 12 and being the eldest of her siblings only spurred her on in pursuit of her goals. She is...

Jacquie Hodgson (34)

Jacquie Hodgson (34)

Head of Alternative Legal Solutions, Herbert Smith Freehills

Jacquie Hodgson was one of five executives brought in to assist e.tv in launching OpenView HD as a start-up to market. Her role was executive of legal and business affairs and she was responsible for putting in place the entire legal framework from scratch, across the...

Bilal Osman Latib (30) 

Bilal Osman Latib (30) 

Legal Counsel, Investec Asset Management Proprietary Limited 

Huge investments in Africa is the name of the game for financial lawyer, Bilal Osman Latib who works for the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, where he plays a key role in directing foreign investments into vital infrastructure developments across Africa. The fund,...

Mothusi Maje (30)

Mothusi Maje (30)

Magistrate, John Tqolo Gaetswewe District

District court magistrate Mothusi Maje presides over the courts of both Kuruman and Mothibistad in the John Taolo Gaetsewe district in Kuruman. He’s also involved in a youth development programme in the community, motivating and mentoring the youth and encouraging...

Mpho Chitapi (27)

Mpho Chitapi (27)

Partner, ENSafrica 

  Lawyer Mpho Chitapi is the youngest Black female partner at Edward Nathan Sonnenberg’s Africa (ENSafrica), Africa’s largest law firm. She specialises in technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) law, and has been involved in some of the country’s largest and...

Andrew Molver (34)

Andrew Molver (34)

Partner, Adams & Adams 

Attorney Andrew Molver believes he was born with a passion for justice. The highlight on his CV so far has to be his role in fighting state capture. In 2013 he was lead attorney for former public protector Thuli Madonsela,  in a series of politically vital and...

Livashnee Naidoo (34)

Livashnee Naidoo (34)

Lecturer in Commercial, Shipping and Insurance Law/ PhD Candidate, University of Cape Town/ University of Southampton

Thirty-four-year-old Livashnee Naidoo is a lawyer in the shipping industry, with unusual skills, such as the ability to arrest entire ships and interrogate their captains. This highly specialised area of law supports the maritime trade that is vital to South Africa’s...

Lerisha Naidu (34) 

Lerisha Naidu (34) 

Partner, Baker McKenzie

Lawyer Lerisha Naidu initially wanted to fight for justice on behalf of non-profit organisations, until she was advised to join the corporate world to improve its social conscience. The advice came from Justice Dikgang Moseneke, who Naidu worked for as a legal...

Gundo Nevhutanda (27)

Gundo Nevhutanda (27)

Associate, Webber Wentzel

‘I have always known that I wanted to help solve problems, and that is what drew me to law,” says Gundo Nevhutanda. Nevhutanda is a financial regulatory attorney at a law firm in Johannesburg. Her work has taken her to many different directions. She advises clients on...

Eveshnie Reddy (32) 

Eveshnie Reddy (32) 

Law Lecturer, University of South Africa

The risks cybercrime pose to individuals, corporations, government and entire countries completely fascinates academic Eveshnie Reddy. Economically harmful cybercrime and the criminogenic risks of cryptocurrencies are her speciality as a lecturer in the School of...

Dakalo Singo (33) 

Dakalo Singo (33) 

Director, Werksmans Attorneys 

Imagine a career trajectory in which you can really reach out and help people in a way that will properly impact their well-being. This is the actualised dream of 33-year-old human rights and social justice lawyer Dakalo Singo. “I find fulfilment in making the law...

Tumi Sole (34) 

Tumi Sole (34) 

Corporate Attorney and Founder of #CountryDuty

Tumi Sole is the creator and founder of #CountryDuty, a social movement that brings together all South Africans regardless of race or creed. As a corporate attorney with experience in human rights litigation, employment law and dispute resolution, Sole is currently...