Empowering our community

The KwaXolo Law Student Fellowship

The Law Students scholarship program has been running since 2017. The purpose of the program is to foster the growth of a new generation of legal practitioners from rural areas. This will not only serve to break cycles of poverty within their immediate families but it has the ability to empower the entire community.

Apart from being mandated to work in KwaXolo for a minimum of year after completion of their studies, after leaving the area the students are uniquely poised to be the voice of change and progress in whatever areas of law they end up settles in.

“I was ready to give up law until I met our mentor at the Isibani (Nobukhosi Zulu). The vacation program really helped me as we do practical work more, compared to the theoretical work we do in varsity, and the real life cases have touched me. I feel it has made me realize why I chose to do law and why I should push with my all till the end.”

Wendy Jula, Law Student

“I had a wonderful experience at the Isibani Law Student Vacation program. It was very challenging yet as educational as it prepared one for both the theoretical and practical work of being a lawyer. I feel it helped me to be ready for the cooperate world and I look forward to more vacation work until I graduate.”

Talente Gigaba, Law Student

“I love the law because it regulates almost all aspects of our lives, it is challenging and thought provoking. It teaches us to embrace people from different walks of life. I like the fact that it protects human rights and interest of different groups. What I am unhappy with about South African law is the inconsistency in its application, politicians and rich people look like they are not subjects of the rule of law. I want to use my degree to help poor people, and give them a chance to all be equal before the law.”

Mbongeni Cele, Law Student