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Hard Work Pays Off for Law Cum Laude Graduates

September 13, 2017

 Ms Adelaide Tendai Gunundu, Mr Sanjeeth Sewlall and Ms Zahrah Ebrahim.

For Law graduates Ms Zahrah Ebrahim, Ms Adelaide Tendai Gunundu and Mr Sanjeeth Sewlall graduating cum laude is proof that hard work and dedication are synonymous with success.

Ebrahim says she was motivated to study Law because she wanted to acquire the necessary knowledge to protect people’s rights.

‘I strongly believe in the rule of the law as it is there to protect our diverse society,’ said Ebrahim. ‘Although pursuing an LLB was difficult at times, it was great opportunity to learn under so many people who are experts in their respective fields.’

‘I was lucky enough to have had the opportunity to spend a considerable amount of time with Justice Malcolm Wallis and to meet Justice Maya briefly. Getting to know these two dedicated and passionate individuals was definitely my favourite experience because it gave me a new appreciation for the law,’ she said.

Ebrahim will serve articles in Cape Town and plans to get involved in community upliftment and development projects.

Gunundu has been a high achiever right through her degree receiving the Dean’s Commendation in 2014 and being awarded various merit certificates for excelling in different modules.

‘Studying this degree was hectic and hard because I was always reading - I did not have a social life. However, the hard work has been worth it in the end because with a Law qualification, I know my future is bright,’ said Gunundu.

Gunundu, who is celebrating her achievement with her family, including her twin brother in Zimbabwe, says she plans to practice as an attorney.

Sewlall, who is a Chief Provincial Inspector dealing with policy and research in the Law Enforcement Department at the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport, says he is looking forward to using his newly acquired knowledge to enhance his career.

‘I intend opening up a non-profit organisation to provide legal consulting services to people who need it but can’t afford it. I am also sincerely grateful to my employer for their support and I will continue serving them diligently,’ he said.

Words by: Thandiwe Jumo

Photograph by: Abhi Indrarajan

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