Student Court
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Justices of the Student Court

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Hugo Uys is the Chief Justice of the Student Court. Hugo is a 4th year LLB student with dual major in Philosophy. He is responsible for leading the Student Court, coordinating matters before the court and establishing an effective court process. His motto is a quote by CG Jung , "I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become".


Estelle Hislop is the Deputy Chief Justice of the Student Court. Estelle is currently in her final year of LLB. She works closely with the Chief Justice to ensure the optimum functioning of the court through supporting and coordinating the team. Estelle's personal motto is, "Life is a gift and it offers you the privilege, opportunity and responsibility to become more."

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Stacey Goliath is the Secretary for the Student Court. Stacey has completed a BA Law degree in 2020 and is currently enrolled for the 2-year LLB degree programme. She is responsible for the administrative matters pertaining to the functioning of the court. She is also responsible for the management of the budget and ensuring the effective organisation of the court process. Stacey's life motto is, "To always try and be a better person than I was yesterday".

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Cherise van Niekerk is responsible for Media and Communications. Cherise has completed her BCom Law degree in 2019 and she is currently in the final year of her 2-year postgraduate LLB degree. She is responsible for keeping students informed about the work of the court through online and other means. She is also responsible for any other matters pertaining to public relations.  Cherise's life motto is a quote by Juliana Spicoluk, "Your decisions today will define your tomorrow".

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Kwanda Nyembe is currently in his penultimate year of his LLB studies with a dual major in philosophy. Kwanda heads the Legal Literacy portfolio. He is responsible for educating the broader campus community on the role of the court by stressing the importance of adhering to the various policy documents that guide student structures and the entire student body. Kwanda's personal motto derives from the words of Bantu Biko when he said, "It is better to die for an idea that will live, than to live for an idea that will die".