Mentors honoured

June 1st, 2013
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By Kathleen Kriel

On 25 April the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) hosted an event honouring mentors in law firm development in Johannesburg.

The event was held to celebrate the success of the LSSA-Irish Aid commercial law projects. The programme, which was started in 2002, is a joint initiative between the LSSA, Irish Aid and Irish Rule of Law International. The objective of the programme is to use commercial law as a tool to establish sustainable economic development among the historically disadvantaged communities in South Africa and is aimed at attorneys from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.

The Irish ambassador to South Africa, Brendan McMahon, said that from the view of the government of Ireland, it was satisfied that its money was well spent on the programme and that it was committed to further development. ‘We stand ready to continue our support as we think this is a very good programme,’ he said.

Kathleen Kriel, kathleen@derebus.org.za

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2013 (June) DR 8.

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