Koos Degenaar -- Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:06

NWU Mafikeng Campus students to attend African Moot Court

Two LLB undergraduate students, Andile Stengana and David Mtshali have been selected from a pool of hopefuls to attend and represent NWU-Mafikeng Campus at this year’s Annual African Human Rights Moot Court competition.

This prestigious event is to be held from 1 to 6 September at the University of Nairobi in Kenya.

Established in 1992, 1 027 teams from 139 universities, representing 49 African countries, have over the last 22 years participated in this premier event.

The competition aims to prepare and skill a new generation of lawyers to argue, with lucidity, cases of alleged human rights violations before the newly established African Court on human and people’s rights, which has been operational since 2008.  It is an annual event organised by the Centre for Human Rights in partnership with Law Faculties at Universities, which then plays host for that specific year on the continent.

According to Andile Stengana and David Mtshali, such an opportunity comes only once in a man’s life.  ‘We are very happy to have been selected out of many hopefuls to take part in this prestigious event. To us, not only will we be flying the NWU-Mafikeng Campus flag high but we are afforded the opportunity of acquiring skills that are critical when pursuing a career in Law.”

“I’ve never been out of the country, so, being presented with the opportunity to see and experience another country is a huge accomplishment for me, personally.” said David Mtshali.