16 episodes

Sisters In Conversation is hosted by Tebello Motshwane and is an extension of the Sister In Law platform. The podcast will focus 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 will also aim 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.

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Sisters In Conversation is hosted by Tebello Motshwane and is an extension of the Sister In Law platform. The podcast will focus 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 will also aim 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.

    S1E13 - Nako Bo Tebele, Attorney - High Courts of Botswana

    S1E13 - Nako Bo Tebele, Attorney - High Courts of Botswana

    Nako Bo Tebele Esq. is a practicing Attorney, Conveyancer and Notary Public of the Courts of Botswana. She graduated from the University of Botswana in October 2016 and joined Ramalepa Attorneys to date.

    Nako is a born leader, her duties as both the Practice Manager and a Senior Attorney with the Firm are fulfilled effortlessly. She is a strong debt collection attorney and leads the division in the Firm.

    She also sits on a number of boards as a company secretary and advices on corporate governance.

    Nako forms part of the business development team and always strives for ways of expanding business.

    Currently she runs her flower arrangement company, Flovers, as a florist and puts a smile on people’s faces with the work of her hands for which she qualified from Sandy’s Floral Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Tune in to hear about Nako’s journey in the legal profession and how she also applauds men who are deliberate about advancing women’s careers in the profession.


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    • 33 min
    S1E12 - Wela Mlokoti, Associate designate & published writer

    S1E12 - Wela Mlokoti, Associate designate & published writer

    Wela Mlokoti was born and grew up in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape. Her family moved to Bloemfontein when she was in Grade 10 and she completed the remainder of her high school education at Eunice Girls School, the top maths and science school in the Free State at the time. Wela has an LLB from the University of Cape Town which she received on a full bursary from the Free State provincial government for attaining 7 distinctions in her matric year.

    In 2013, the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers awarded Wela an internship at the Kolodny Law Group in Beverly Hills, California after Wela wrote a winning essay on surrogacy law. That year, Wela was one of only 4 students selected from each of UCT, UWC and Stellenbosch to participate in the Cape Bar Exposure Program. The Cape Bar Exposure Program was designed to familiarize students with the Cape Town bar and it was there that Wela solidified her desire to ultimately become an advocate.

    In her penultimate year, the recruiters at ENSAfrica (Africa’s largest law firm) invited Wela to interview for articles of clerkship and consequently offered her a contract to commence her articles after graduation. In her final year, Wela received a coveted clerkship at the Constitutional Court. She then deferred her articles for a year and worked in Justice Chris Jafta’s chambers for the period 2015/2016. Wela was then admitted to Duke Law School to read for her LLM and was awarded the Judy Horowitz Scholarship by the school in 2016, as well as receiving a scholarship from the Oppenheimer Trust. She was awarded her LLM degree in May 2017 and returned to South Africa to clerk again at the Constitutional Court for the remainder of the year.

    Having deferred the commencement date for two years, Wela then went on to serve her articles at ENSAfrica. She is a published writer, and has written articles on a variety of issues ranging from cyber security to privacy rights. When she isn’t sharing valuable tips for law students using her social media platforms, Wela can be found blogging about natural hair or breaking a sweat on the squash court. Wela is also an avid runner, having run the 2 Oceans Half Marathon six times.

    Tune in to hear about Wela’s extremely colourful and scenic route through her career in the legal profession.

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    • 44 min
    BECOMING - Mpumi Mbonane, Purpose Alignment Strategist

    BECOMING - Mpumi Mbonane, Purpose Alignment Strategist

    The “BECOMING” series is inspired by Michelle Obama’s memoir. In the memoir, Michelle gives us an honest and authentic account of her life unplugged.
    While I am of the view that we can all relate to Michelle’s story, I thought it would be important to have a Becoming series where South African women share their stories. The aim is to give girls and women hope by sharing our unique stories and by opening up about our trauma’s and successes. I hope this series will leave us all feeling inspired to be the best version of ourselves and will also empower us to make changes within our own lives so that we gain the confidence to change our homes, our communities and our country.

    On this episode I speak to Mpumi who gave us an honest account about her upbringing. She lets us in on how her father walked out on their family when she was just 9 months old and how her mom who only attended school until grade 5 struggled to raise her and her siblings. Mpumi also speaks about the challenges of being stuck in a career she knew was not meant for her and how she eventually managed to turn her situation around by answering to her God given purpose. Today Mpumi is the founder of the Purpose Practitioners Club and she is a Purpose Alignment Strategist - this is the title which has given her her power and made her the woman she is today.

    Tune in to hear her story. Mpumi’s podcast can be found under “Purpose Practitioners Club” on all major podcast platforms.

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    “Your story which may seem like nothing to you, which seems ordinary, is YOUR POWER”
    - Michelle Obama

    • 1 hr 10 min
    S1E11- Zama Shoba, Associate Designate

    S1E11- Zama Shoba, Associate Designate

    Zama Shoba is an Associate Designate at a boutique law firm in Sandton. Before commencing her articles in Johannesburg, Zama obtained her LLB degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
    During her articles Zama’s main focus was commercial law which led her to pursuing a certificate in Advanced Company Law 1&2 from the Witwatersrand Nelson Mandela Institute.

    Zama has also been an amazing contributor to the Sister In Law platform where she mentors female law students every quarter.

    Zama completed her articles in February and is awaiting admission as a legal practitioner.

    In her relatively young career, Zama has found ways to navigate challenges she faces in the legal profession and in this interview she has shared her experiences with us in order to give law students a feel of what to expect when they step out of varsity.

    Tune in to hear all about how Zama navigates the legal profession.

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    • 31 min
    S1E10- Khanyi Zungu, Mining law attorney, Executive Group Head of Legal

    S1E10- Khanyi Zungu, Mining law attorney, Executive Group Head of Legal

    Khanyi Zungu is an Executive Group Head of Legal at a coal mining company. She specializes in corporate and commercial law with a specific focus on mergers and acquisitions, deal structuring, project finance and governance. Khanyi is one of the youngest mining executives in South Africa, working and having worked on a number of groundbreaking transactions with a particular interest in energy, mining, construction and engineering at both commercial and litigation level.

    Khanyi is also the founder and Chairwoman of Luke 6:38 Foundation, a nonprofit organization that focuses on poverty alleviation, education and sanitary health.

    Khanyi definitively embodies the concept of cementing oneself in ones purpose. Tune in to hear about her remarkable journey as a mining law attorney.

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    • 35 min
    S1E9 - Buhle Lekokotla, Advocate: Victoria Mxenge Group of Advocates

    S1E9 - Buhle Lekokotla, Advocate: Victoria Mxenge Group of Advocates

    After graduating Cum Laude with an LLB degree from the University of Pretoria, Buhle joined a leading intellectual property law firm where she practiced as an attorney. Her areas of focus were in the fields of intellectual property law and commercial litigation.

    After completing one year as an associate, Buhle decided to pursue a career in advocacy. Once she completed her pupillage, Buhle joined the Victoria Mxenge Group of advocates at the end of 2011. Her areas of practice include intellectual property law, competition law, media and entertainment law, telecommunications law, constitutional and administrative law, procurement law and general commercial litigation.

    Buhle also holds a BCom: Economics and a BA: Politics, Philosophy and Economics.

    Buhle is a recipient of the prestigious Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans award for 2017 in the Justice and Law category.

    Buhle is also a recipient of the Avance Media 100 Most Influential South Africans award for 2018 in the Law and Governance Category.

    Buhle is presently reading for her Master’s degree in Human Rights Advocacy and Litigation at the University of the Witswatersrand.

    Buhle has definitely ensured that excellence remains her brand. Tune in to hear about Buhle’s journey in the legal profession and how continues to be a trailblazing woman in law.

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    Your feedback is important to me, please send all feedback and suggestions to advice@sisterinlaw.co.za
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

tbgmoraka ,

This podcast is MUST for every woman!

The way Tebello conducts interviews is so brilliant, focused and speaks volumes to the necessary intention set for such a platform. So glad we have this as a reference that puts a voice to our thoughts and questions as young leaders, influencers & women in our respective spaces. 👌🏾

Masi_T ,

Appreciation of the podcasts

I’m really happy you have started this platform. As a law student , it helps so much to hear different experiences from black women. I really love this , Thank ous Tebello ✨

Alebeoblack ,

Great interview with Kholofelo

I enjoyed the interview and interview style. It felt casual and informative. Great podcast.

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