New appointments in commercial law

11 March 2011

Rufaro Gweshe

The Department of Commercial Law in the Faculty of Law has beefed up its staff complement by appointing new lecturers:

Marumo Nkomo hails from Pretoria, but has also lived and worked in Europe. He obtained his LLB from the University of Wales in 2005, and has postgraduate certificates from the University of Pretoria and the University of South Africa. Nkomo also has two LLM degrees, one from the University of Pretoria in international trade and investment law (2007), and another from the World Trade Institute in Berne in international law and economics a year later, which he obtained summa cum laude. Nkomo completed his articles with Adams & Adams in Pretoria in 2010, and has also worked as a legal officer for the World Trade Organisation in Geneva. He is an avid sports fan and, like most Pretorians, enjoys a good braai.

Afton Appollis completed both her BCom (financial accounting and law) in 2005 and her LLB in 2006 at UCT, and therefore is no stranger to the law faculty. After obtaining her LLB she completed her articles with Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr and was subsequently admitted as an attorney, notary and conveyancer in February 2009. After working as an associate in Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr's tax department for a further two years, and successfully completing her MCom in Tax, also at UCT, Appollis joined the law faculty in January 2011. Reading, cooking, the occasional crossword puzzle and good company are some of the less taxing activities she enjoys.

Rufaro Gweshe (pictured above)originates from Zimbabwe but is a familiar face in the law faculty. She graduated from UCT with an LLB in 2007 and subsequently undertook postgraduate studies on a part-time basis. She was appointed as a teaching and research assistant in the Department of Public Law, before joining the Department of Commercial Law as a lecturer in 2011. Gweshe lectures Business Law I and II, and her research focuses on individual and collective labour law. In her free time she is making the most of all that Cape Town has to offer, and is well on her way to becoming a true Capetonian.

Also, the Law Clinic has appointed Paul Anthonie as a new candidate attorney. Anthonie, who hails from Beaufort West in the Little Karoo, obtained both his BA in law degree and LLB at the University of Stellenbosch in 2007 and 2009, respectively. He has held various positions at the University of Stellenbosch, including administration assistant and assistant warden. Before that Anthonie worked as a petrol attendant in Beaufort West, a job, he said, that taught him how to deal with customers. He is keen on sport, soccer and rugby in particular.

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