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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Download application here.