Media Statement: Women’s Legal Centre wins in the WOZA women in law Awards

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Media Statement: Women’s Legal Centre wins in the WOZA women in law Awards

06 June 2019

The WOZA awards is a new initiative started in 2019 by a group of women lawyers with the purpose of recognizing and empowering women in law for their contributions and growth in the legal sector.

The Women’s Legal Centre received two nominations by external parties in this regard. The first was in the category of “ best law firm with 5 or less women lawyers”, and the second was a nomination for WLC Director Seehaam Samaai in the category of the “Pinnacle award”, which recognises an outstanding leader in the legal sector above all other individual categories.

We are honoured to have received these nominations and thank those who submitted nominations and deemed us worthy. The WOZA awards were held at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton on Saturday 3 August, and 3 staff members from the WLC attended. We are happy to announce that we won the category for “best law firm with 5 or less women lawyers”! The WLC was the only public interest law firm nominated in any of the law firm categories.

We reaffirm our purpose of serving the needs of the most vulnerable women in society, and the need for the services of the WLC. In light of our 20th anniversary, we take this opportunity to thank those who have stood alongside us and supported us, and continue to support us. We also thank and acknowledge the organisers of the WOZA awards for the successful execution of the first WOZA awards, and wish them success for the future of the initiative.

For further details, contact Aisha on 021 424 5660 or aisha@wlce.co.za