Bheki Mlangeni Memorial Scholarship South Africa 2023 – 2024
ABOUT THE COMPANY – CHEADLE THOMPSON | HAYSOM INC
Cheadle Thompson | Haysom Inc. Attorneys are one of the leading South African law firms, first established in 1979 by a group of legal academics from the University of Witwatersrand.
Over time, Cheadle Thompson and Hayson Inc. have grown tremendously, from their origins as labour law and human rights practice- to a leading law firm. Their offices are located both in Cape Town and Johannesburg, consisting of a number of lawyers professionally trained in expertise, along with their ever-growing clientèle. The firm ensures that legal and academic expertise is combined with advice that is practical and strategic.
The Bheki Mlangeni scholarship was established in memory of Bhekisizwe Godfrey Mlangeni, a college, and friend to Cheadle Thompson | Haysom Inc. In January 1989, Mlangeni joined the firm as a graduate from Wits University, a community activist, and aspiring lawyer, despite his impoverished upbringing. Mlangeni was assassinated on 15 February 1991 from an explosion triggered by a booby-trapped cassette player that was both dispatched and manufactured by the Vlakplaas Unit of the then South African Police.
The aim of the scholarship programme is to:
- Celebrate the memories and legacy of Bhekisizwe Godfrey Mlangeni
- Remind us all about the sacrificed many made to achieve the democracy we have today
- Promote legal education that is progressive at the Witwatersrand University
- To continuously remind us that we all have the responsibility to recognise and establish the principles of our Constitution
ABOUT THE BHEKI MLANGENI SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED
Cheadle Thompson and Haysom Inc. Attorneys are inviting final year LLB students to apply for the Bheki Mlangeni Memorial Scholarship, for studies at the University of Witwatersrand and the University of the Western Cape.
The scholarship is awarded annually to deserving students, to the value of R30 000.
Scholarship recipients may be required to take part in the vacation work program at Cheadle Thompson and Haysom Inc.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BHEKI MLANGENI SCHOLARSHIP
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
- You must be studying towards an LLB qualification
- You must be entering your final year of study
- You must be studying at the University of Witwatersrand or the University of the Western Cape
- You must be Black
- You must be in financial need
- You must show a commitment to your legal qualification
- You must have a goal to advance the cause of social justice
- You must have shown excellence in Labour Law, Constitutional Law or Administrative Law
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BHEKI MLANGENI SCHOLARSHIP
Students who meet the eligibility criteria can apply by submitting clear copies of the following documentation (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
- ID document (certified copy)
- Full academic results/ record (certified copy)
- A motivational letter stating why you deserve to be awarded the scholarship
- An updated Curriculum Vitae, including your student number
- 2 reference letters
- Contact details (telephone number and email address)
University of Witwatersrand students:
Applications must be submitted electronically via email to Wanda Ndlozi (University Coordinator): email@example.com
University of Western Cape students:
Applications must be submitted electronically via email to Vernon Johannes (University Coordinator): firstname.lastname@example.org
Insert the words “Bheki Mlangeni Scholarship Application” in the email subject line.
CLOSING DATE FOR THE BHEKI MLANGENI SCHOLARSHIP
18 September 2021.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
CONTACT THE SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDER
For any queries related to this scholarship programme, please contact Cheadle Thompson and Haysom Inc. directly:
Tel: 011 403 2765
Cape Town branch:
Tel: 021 418 2278