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Sisters In Conversation is hosted by Tebello Motshwane and is an extension of the Sister In Law platform. The podcast focuses on profiling women in the legal profession, the challenges they have overcome in the profession, issues of transformation and representation of particularly Black women in the profession, and how they navigate the legal industry in general. The podcast also aims to evoke hope in the lives of women who are of the view that the justice system does not adequately protect their rights and interests. Together we can bring about change in the legal system.

Sisters In Conversation Tebello Motshwane

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Sisters In Conversation is hosted by Tebello Motshwane and is an extension of the Sister In Law platform. The podcast focuses on profiling women in the legal profession, the challenges they have overcome in the profession, issues of transformation and representation of particularly Black women in the profession, and how they navigate the legal industry in general. The podcast also aims to evoke hope in the lives of women who are of the view that the justice system does not adequately protect their rights and interests. Together we can bring about change in the legal system.

    Season finale: Letlhogonolo Nthodi, Postgraduate LLB student

    Season finale: Letlhogonolo Nthodi, Postgraduate LLB student

    Letlhogonolo Nthodi holds a BA Law and English Literature degree from Wits University where she is currently pursuing her postgraduate LLB. She holds membership in the Golden Key Honors Society and served as a committee member for the period 2018-2019. During her tenure as the Professional Development director, she organised a number of events including a thinkers symposium aimed at discussing youth despondency towards voting. This discussion caught the attention of Y.FM where herself and a few of her committee members held an on-air debate.

    In her spare time, Letlhogonolo tutors students through an online tutoring programme called Raetse. She also writes think pieces and her most recent piece is posted on her blog called The Round Table with Letlhogonolo Nthodi.

    She is considering career prospects in one of the big five law firms with a particular interest in banking and finance. She hopes to cultivate her expertise in this area and eventually became Head of Legal as well as fulfil her passion of teaching by becoming a lecturer. 

    Tag us on Instagram: @sister_in_law_ @letlhogonolo_n
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    Season 1 of the podcast has come to an end. It has been an absolute pleasure hosting, boasting and amplifying the voices of women of colour in the legal profession. 2020 has been the perfect year for this season to run because the show ran parallel to 3 pandemics, namely, corona virus, racism and gender based violence. And I believe the platform really enabled myself and my guests to uncover ugly truths that are embedded in corporate culture and society as a whole. The conversations we held really managed to give us insights into how women can be the solution to society’s problems and how we can effectively use the law to achieve the outcomes we want.

    Thank you to our listeners who constantly engaged with the platform, submitted feedback, suggested guests and shared their takeaways on social media. It has been an amazing 6 months with you all and I hope you will all be back with the same intensity for season 2 in early 2021.

    The one thing I want to leave with you is: stop waiting for a bigger audience. Just start, and also just speak up. It’s important to use our voice for the things that matter. And even if one person receives your message, you would have done a good job in changing just that one perspective or narrative.

    Please don’t forget to subscribe, catch up to all the episodes you’ve missed, rate the show then submit your review. Every star counts in the podcasting platforms.

    I love you all immensely and keep safe.
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    • 37 min
    S1E24 - Kundi Ramashia, Family Advocate

    S1E24 - Kundi Ramashia, Family Advocate

    Kundi Ramashia is the only black female and youngest Family Advocate in the Office of The Family Advocate, Johannesburg. Having begun her career at one of the top rated international Law Firms in the country (Hogan Lovells), Kundi has not only practiced as an attorney in private practice; but also spread her wings as a Supervising Attorney at a National legal NGO (ProBono.Org) as well as working as a National Course Coordinator for a private tertiary institution (Pearson Institute), lecturing first and second year law students.  She has furthermore lectured for The Law Society of South Africa’s Legal Education and Development programme (LEAD). Kundi holds a Bcom Law and an LLB degree, both obtained from the University Of Johannesburg.
    Kundi is more than a straitjacketed lawyer however. Her love for food and its beautiful presentation lead to the creation of her food blog (Kundi’s Kitchen) in 2016. She is also the owner of a catering and catering equipment hire business, which has serviced private and corporate clients alike. Kundi has made numerous live television appearances as well as radio and print magazine interviews in her capacity as a foodie, and partnered with well-known food brands in her capacity as a content creator.
    She is passionate about Family Law and food and firmly believes that “direction is so much more important than speed”.
     
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    Happy Women’s Month!!
    In the spirit of Women’s Month and being true to the objectives of this platform (empowering women) I will be providing all services and selling all merchandise at a 15% discount for the month of August. All consultations and services booked during August are valid until 30 September and are transferable meaning you’re more than welcome to book a consultation or other service for another woman you would like to empower. Services include, but are not limited to: drafting of Wills, drafting of parenting plans, drafting of ante-nuptial contracts, drafting and reviewing various contracts for women owned businesses, divorce consultations and maintenance advice.

    Book your consultation by emailing advice@sisterinlaw.co.za
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    • 47 min
    S1E23- Gundo Nevhutanda, PhD candidate, Director: Nevhutanda Attorneys

    S1E23- Gundo Nevhutanda, PhD candidate, Director: Nevhutanda Attorneys

    Gundo Nevhutanda is a corporate and commercial attorney notary and conveyancer. She obtained her Bcom Law, LLB and LLM degrees from the University of Pretoria and is currently pursuing a PhD from the same university. In 2017, she was named by the Law Society of the Northern Provinces as the youngest black female conveyancer to be admitted at the time, and in 2019 she was named by the Mail and Guardian as one of the top 200 young South Africans.
    As a former radio presenter, her passion lies in public speaking. She has appeared on various television programs and has spoken at numerous conferences including the annual respiratory symposium hosted by pharmaceutical giant Cipla, and the 2018 annual conference of the Pharmaceutical Society of Namibia, amongst others.
    Gundo echoes the beliefs of Nelson Mandela that "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world".  She co-founded The Dignify Her Foundation, a non-profit organisation which provides free sanitary wear to female students in rural areas to ensure that girls do not miss out on education as a result of their menstrual period.  Through the Foundation, she has kept 80 girls in school.
    Gundo lives by the motto "Nothing is impossible".

    I thoroughly enjoyed speaking to Gundo, her full and colourful personality really shined consistently throughout the interview. One of my favorite take away was: your purpose isn’t always answered in the form you imagine it, just because you prayed for bread and God gave you manna it doesn’t mean your prayer wasn’t answered.

    Tune in to hear more gems from Gundo. Tag us on Instagram @sister_in_law_ and @gundo_on_purpose

    Happy Women’s Month!!
    In the spirit of Women’s Month and being true to the objectives of this platform (empowering women) I will be providing all services and selling all merchandise at a 15% discount for the month of August. All consultations and services booked during August are valid until 30 September and are transferable meaning you’re more than welcome to book a consultation or other service for another woman you would like to empower. Services include, but are not limited to: drafting of Wills, drafting of parenting plans, drafting of ante-nuptial contracts, drafting and reviewing various contracts for women owned businesses, divorce consultations and maintenance advice.

    Book your consultation by emailing advice@sisterinlaw.co.za
    Sister In Law merchandise is available on the website shop: www.sisterinlaw.co.za

    • 47 min
    S1E22: Peal Mathonsi- Employee Relations Manager (Bank)

    S1E22: Peal Mathonsi- Employee Relations Manager (Bank)

    Peal is an employment and labour lawyer and recently took up an in-house role as an Employee Relations Manager where she provides strategic and legal advice on dealing with various employee related matters within various business units at one of Africa’s largest banks.
    Prior to taking up this exciting role, Peal joined Norton Rose Fulbright, South Africa as a candidate attorney in January 2016 at its Durban office where she acquired a wealth of experience in dispute resolution and litigation experience within the construction and maritime insurance sectors as well as some corporate-commercial sectors.
    In March 2017, Peal was selected among her peers to serve a six-month secondment at Norton Rose Fulbright’s Dar es Salaam, Tanzania office where she worked on a number of project finance and banking transactions in and around the East African region. In October 2017, she joined the employment and labour team of the law firm where she was retained as an Associate based at the firm’s Sandton, Johannesburg office.

    During her tenure as an Associate, Peal was involved in a number of forensic investigations relating to employee misconduct and formed part of a team of professionals that were involved in providing legal opinions on a number of individual as well as collective labour issues such as wage and strike negotiations and retrenchment processes across five African jurisdictions. She also got to work on some notable BBBEE transactions where she was providing strategic advice on various youth skills development programmes.
    Peal holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and LLB degrees from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg South Africa.

    I love how Peal opens up to us about the challenges she faced when her mother fell ill and she was unable to give her 100% of her attention because her role at work was demanding. It is an important lesson which we often read or hear about but do not internalize: we have to prioritize living fully, no matter what. Tune in to hear more about Peal’s journey.

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    S1E21: Tanveer Jeewa, Mauritian LLM candidate

    S1E21: Tanveer Jeewa, Mauritian LLM candidate

    Tanveer Jeewa is a Mauritian LLM candidate in Public Law at the University of Cape Town and a Graduate Diploma of Law student at the University of Law, UK. She is currently a reporter for the International Law in Domestic Courts at Oxford University Press and a managing editor and researcher at the African Legal Information Institute (AfricanLII). She was previously a law clerk at the Constitutional Court for Justice Theron and prior to that, she interned at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (UN ICTY) and was a United Nations Delegate at the Youth Assembly. There, she was awarded the Resolution Project Fellowship “For Outstanding Dedication to Making Positive Change and Helping Others Today and For Lifelong Commitment to Sustainable Impact, Innovation, Collaboration and Social Responsibility”. She has also previously worked at the UCT Intellectual Property Unit and the Refugee Rights Unit.

    Tune in to the conversation to hear about how Tanveer has mapped out a route for herself in the legal industry even though she cannot be admitted as an attorney because she is a foreign national.

    Tag us on Twitter @sister_in_law_ and @TanveerJeewa

    Don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the show.

    Remember to always use your voice and your resources to amplify the issues which matter. In South Africa a black woman is has an equal chance at securing employment as she does being murdered by her intimate partner. This cannot be our narrative and it is important to speak out about injustices against women. It is also important that if you are a victim of GBV that you gather the strength to see to it that your abuser is brought to book.

    Reach out to Sonke Gender Justice: To report an incident of sexual harassment, bullying, abuse or any other form of harassment experienced, seen or heard about, or an incident of fraud, corruption or bribery:
    CALL the toll-free whistleblower hotline: 0800 333 059
    SMS: 33490
    EMAIL: sonke@whistleblowing.co.za

    • 50 min
    S1E20: Athi Jara, Director and Head of Mining and Environmental Law

    S1E20: Athi Jara, Director and Head of Mining and Environmental Law

    Athi Jara is a Director and Head of the Mining and Environmental Law Department at Gwina Attorneys, a corporate law firm based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
     
    She holds an LLB Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and an LLM Degree (with merit) from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom. She has over 10 years’ experience in Mining and Environmental Law.
     
    She has completed Certificate Courses in Prospecting and Mining Law, and Advanced Company Laws I and II from the Mandela Institute at Wits University.
     
    She was previously a Senior Associate in the Mining Department at Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs Incorporated (ENSafrica). Prior to joining ENSafrica, she practised as an attorney in the Mining, Environmental and Natural Resources Department at Bowman Gilfillan (now Bowmans). While at Bowmans, she was exposed to mining law, energy law, environmental law and public procurement law. She was also part of the team that advised the Department of Energy and National Treasury on the implementation of the first Independent Power Producers Programme for Renewable Energy (IPP Programme) in South Africa. Prior to Bowmans, she completed her articles of clerkship and was retained as an Associate within the Environmental and Mining Law Department at Eversheds.
     
    Her experience within the mining practice area includes involvement in mergers and acquisitions transactions, conducting mining due diligences, compiling mining title reports, undertaking mining litigation, black economic empowerment structuring in compliance with the provisions of the Mining Charter, giving advice on mining royalties and drafting technical mining agreements.
     
    She has acted for a wide range of mining companies in all mineral commodity sectors, including base and precious metals, diamonds, coal, gold and platinum group metals. She has also assisted a number of clients with regards to their environmental compliance requirements under South African Law.
     
    In 2019, Athi was recognised as one of the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans in the Justice and Law Category.


    Remember to always use your voice and your resources to amplify the issues which matter. In South Africa a black woman is has an equal chance at securing employment as she does being murdered by her intimate partner. This cannot be our narrative and it is important to speak out about injustices against women. It is also important that if you are a victim of GBV that you gather the strength to see to it that your abuser is brought to book.

    Reach out to Sonke Gender Justice: To report an incident of sexual harassment, bullying, abuse or any other form of harassment experienced, seen or heard about, or an incident of fraud, corruption or bribery:
    CALL the toll-free whistleblower hotline: 0800 333 059
    SMS: 33490
    EMAIL: sonke@whistleblowing.co.za

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