Cape Bar's Scholarship for African Women 

The Cape Bar Council invites applications from suitably qualified African women who are desirous of doing pupillage in 2008, to apply to it for financial assistance during the term of pupillage. Candidates must be persons who have already been admitted and enrolled to practise as advocates in the Republic of South Africa or who will qualify to be so admitted before 15 January 2008. The scholarship contemplates the selection of three African women who are committed to practising as advocates at the Cape Bar and who have the potential of being successful in practice, but not possessed of the means to support themselves during the period of pupillage. The financial assistance for each of the successful candidates will be in the form of a monthly subsistence allowance of R5 000.00 for the twelve months of pupillage. Thereafter, each candidate who has successfully completed the National Bar Examination and taken up chambers at the Cape Bar, will receive a contribution towards the running expenses for the first year of practice. The Cape Bar Council hopes that the successful candidates will also benefit from the fair and equitable briefing policy that has been adopted by the Cape Bar. 

How to apply
Applications must be submitted to the Administrative Officer of the Cape Bar Council at the address below, by no later than 14 September 2007. Interested persons may obtain the approved forms for application for financial assistance, as well as application forms for admission to pupillage from the Cape Bar's website at, or from:

Ms H Porter
Administrative Officer, Cape Bar Council , Ground Floor, Huguenot Chambers,
40 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town, 8001.
Phone 021 424 2777. Fax: 021 423 2692.
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  • Applications that are not submitted on the approved forms will not be considered, nor will applications via e-mail be considered.
  • Only applicants who have applied for pupillage to the Cape Bar by the cut-off date indicated on the pupillage application form will be considered
  • Should a successful applicant elect not to join the Cape Bar after pupillage, despite being able to do so, or in the event that she leaves the Cape Bar within a period of three years from the date of commencement of practise as an advocate at the Cape Bar, she shall be liable to repay to the Cape Bar the total sum of the financial contribution received by her, or such an amount (not exceeding the amount of the contribution) as the Bar Council may determine.
  • The Cape Bar Council reserves the right not to choose any candidate for assistance should no suitable candidate make application, or to terminate or reduce the amount of financial assistance should it be of the opinion that it is appropriate to do so in relation to any successful candidate.

Download application here.