Event Details

The SASLAW Young Scholars Society (YSS) is excited to host it's first Hybrid Conference this year taking place on the 7th October2023 from 09:00am – 12:00pm at the A LES G02 -Auckland Park, Kingsway Campus, University of Johannesburg or online via ZOOM LINK. This event is targeted at Candidate Attorneys, young HR practitioners, advocate pupils, and Students.

Attendance is Free.

Attendees will receive a complimentary membership of the Society until March 2024 if are non-members at present.


9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Opening of conference /Introduction to SASLAW & YSS
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Violence in Strikes
Cowan Harper Madikizela Attorneys
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Banking and Finance 101
Standard Bank
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Harassment/Sexual harassment in the workplace
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Postgrad Presentation & Careers in Labour Law
University of Johannesburg
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
SASLAW Probono Internship
Webber Wentzel
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Q & A / Closing


  • Phaladi A. Magongoa (Head of Faculty Administration (HFA) at the Faculty of Law at University of Johannesburg)

    Phaladi A. Magongoa

    Head of Faculty Administration (HFA) at the Faculty of Law at University of Johannesburg


    Ms. Phaladi A. Magongoa is the Head of Faculty Administration (HFA) at the Faculty of Law, University of Johannesburg with over 20 years of academic administration experience. She joined the RAU in 2003 as an Administrative Assistant and later held the Course Manager, Extracurricular Courses position from 2007 to 2012. She holds a BA Development Studies (RAU), Post Graduate Diploma in Labour Law (UJ) and SLP Emerging Leadership Development Programme (UJ), Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (JBS). She is currently pursuing her MBA with JBS, UJ. She has contributed a chapter in a book with the below details:

    Magongoa, P (2019) Santa the only acceptable witch: cookies, sweets, gifts, and all. SANTA CLAUS AND LAW, COVID-19, FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION AND DECOLONISATION edited by Prof LG Mpedi

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  • Nomonde Mbanjwa (Attorney at FASKEN)

    Nomonde Mbanjwa

    Attorney at FASKEN


    Nomonde Mbanjwa is an attorney at Fasken who specialises in Employment and Labour Law. She completed her legal studies at the University of KwaZulu Natal (Pietermaritzburg). She was called to the roll of practicing attorneys in October 2020.

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    Liesl Olivier

    Attorney at Webber Wentzel

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  • Ethren Steenkamp (Head - Acquisitions, Professional Banking(YP): Personal and Private Banking SA at Standard Bank)

    Ethren Steenkamp

    Head - Acquisitions, Professional Banking(YP): Personal and Private Banking SA at Standard Bank


    Ehren Waldo Steenkamp – Head: Acquisitions – Professional Banking. Personal and Private Banking SA
    Ehren is a Finance and Investment graduate with 7 years of experience within the banking industry. His passion lies within the mantra: Growing our Africa. Ehren has been instrumental in growing the Professional Banking division within Standard Bank SA, with plans to scale his growing model across the African continent. His drive and passion within the banking industry focuses on the inclusive growth as the fortunes to the brand are tied within the fortunes of the continent.

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    Samantha Walker

    Snyman Attorneys


    SASLAW YSS President

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  • Courtney Wingfield (Senior Associate at Cowan Harper Madikizela Inc.)

    Courtney Wingfield

    Senior Associate at Cowan Harper Madikizela Inc.


    Courtney is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Employment Practice. He joined the firm in 2019 and was appointed as a Senior Associate in March 2022.

    Courtney obtained his LLB through the University of the Free State in 2016 and his LLM degree at Stellenbosch University in 2017.

    Courtney has been involved in a variety of matters including unfair dismissal disputes, unfair labour practice disputes and contractual claims. He is particularly interested and regularly involved in collective bargaining and collective employment law disputes including strikes and organisational rights disputes.

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