By Advocate Marcia Nompumelelo Davids,
My grade 8 history teacher once said “you will not be a lawyer because you don’t do well in history”.
My dreams of becoming a lawyer were shattered.
Fast forward, I am the only person in the history of the school to do a PhD in Environmental Law (focusing on climate change mitigation and adaptation).
I am today a member of Pretoria Society of Advocates and Polokwane Society of Advocates, respectively.
Should I add?
I am the 1st female African Master Candidate at The FBA – The Football Business Academy.
What the teacher didn’t know is that my father believed in me (May his soul rest in peace). He attended all my moot court competitions, and the only person who stood up and clapped for me in open court when I was admitted as an advocate.
I have experience in public law. Skilled in insolvency law, business rescue, Aviation law, Environmental law (Impact Assessment Appeals, Waste Management & Air Quality), and Mining Energy law (renewables, Oil & Gas). Certificate in Advanced Construction Law. Certificate in Energy & Climate Change Law. Accreditation certificate in Air, Space and Telecommunications Law. Passed GCB pupillage exams.
I hope my story inspires someone to weather the storms.
Mzukona Mantshontsho is the founder of Nyakaza Media Solutions. Nyakaza Media Solutions is an organisation that was established to help community organisations, business entities, and schools to research, write, document, report, analyse, edit, publish newsletters or bulletins in hard-copy, on-line and maintain websites with the relevant content as per the editorial policy of that organisation, school or entity.
Nyakaza Media Solutions has a vision to promote and bring dialogue to communities, businesses and schools about issues that affect them.
Nyakaza Media Solutions is on a mission to develop and encourage communities, businesses and learners to celebrate the good, applaud excellence, welcome growth, strive to be better individuals, businesses and communities, want more knowledge, discourage bad and counter-productive behaviour as well as communities, businesses and learners that want to be great SOUTH AFRICANS.
Nyakaza Media Solutions is making use of Yo School Magazine as a platform that learners in all schools to make use of to write their stories.