In a momentous achievement marking a significant milestone in her professional journey, Neo Mokoka, a dynamic legal professional from South Africa, has realized her lifelong dream by being officially inducted as a Legal Practitioner at the High Court of South Africa. A graduate of the esteemed University of Pretoria, Neo embarked on her legal career with a fervor that has now culminated in this prestigious accomplishment.
Sharing her joy on LinkedIn, Neo Mokoka expressed gratitude for her admission, stating, “Admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa????. #attorneyatlaw.” Her journey in the legal realm began at Willowridge High School and continued with unwavering dedication at the University of Pretoria, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Law.
Neo’s passion for the legal profession is palpable, evident in her self-description on LinkedIn: “And one day she discovered that she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire, and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.”
Her commitment to excellence and her multifaceted contributions to legal academia and research further distinguish Neo Mokoka. Serving as a Judge and Senior Judge of the Constitutional Tribunal at the University of Pretoria showcases her leadership and academic prowess. Additionally, Neo’s role as a Tutor at MiCampus Tutors and her involvement in the global CoronaNet Research Project underscore her commitment to expanding her knowledge and contributing to legal research.
Neo Mokoka’s journey continued as she began her articles at Malatji & Co Attorneys in 2020, where she received comprehensive training in Commercial Litigation, Public Law, Corporate Commercial, and Employment Law. Her experience spans a diverse range, including administration of deceased estates, litigation in various courts, labor-related matters, and arbitrations.
Her dedication is evident in her pursuit of further education, as she completed a short course in Insolvency Law and Practice with the University of Pretoria in 2021, earning a certificate for her efforts. Now appointed as an associate in the Employment Law Department, Neo Mokoka stands as a testament to perseverance, passion, and the pursuit of excellence in the field of law.
Meet Sinenhlanhla Passcara Mthembu, a 25-year-old trailblazer who has turned her passion for law and entrepreneurship into a remarkable success story. As the founder and director of Passcara and Partners Incorporated, a law firm based in Durban, South Africa, Sinenhlanhla has broken barriers and defied expectations in the legal industry.
Despite initially pursuing a career at a law firm after completing her law degree, Sinenhlanhla felt the burning desire to forge her path and make a significant impact. Choosing to embrace the challenges, she took the bold step of leaving her job to establish her own law firm.
Sinenhlanhla, affectionately known as Sne, faced skepticism and uncertainties along the way. However, she remained undeterred by societal expectations related to her age and gender, as well as the inherent complexities of the legal field. In an interview with Power FM, she shared her determination: “I took it as a challenge upon myself to do it. I then decided that no matter what people say, I’m going to do this. It was difficult from the point where I started my degree to where I am now. I don’t regret anything.”
Sne’s journey serves as an inspiration for those seeking the courage to pursue their dreams, proving that with resilience and determination, one can overcome obstacles and create a lasting impact. Click here to keep reading about Sinenhlanhla’s story.