A double celebration is in store at the Ismail household as twin daughters accomplished a major milestone together. Mariam and Moshina, who have been on a hand-in-hand journey since their birth 22 years ago, added more arrows to their quivers when they both graduated with Bachelor of Laws degrees (LLB).
After being exposed to aspects of law in high school, the sisters became curious about the field. After doing extensive research, they both decided that Law was the career they wanted to follow.
Moshina, who graduated cum laude is currently completing her articles of clerkship at law firm, Bowman Gilfillan’s Johannesburg offices, had this to say about their achievement: ‘I am more appreciative now that I am in an environment that recognises excellence and invests in students at such an early stage,’ she said.
‘I strongly believe in women empowerment and strive every day to improve myself as a young woman that in the future can guide many others pursuing a career in commercial law,’ she added.
Mariam, who is passionate about academia, is currently pursuing a Master of Laws degree (LLM) at UKZN and applying for articles of clerkship.
The pair is very happy to have made their parents proud through receiving this qualification.
Words: Lungile Ngubelanga
Photograph: Abhi Indrarajan