Bettr, the South African virtual banking platform set to launch in 2019, was one of 15 startups to pitch at Africa’s edition of TechCrunch Startup Battlefield in Lagos on 11 December 2018. Some of Africa’s most promising tech newcomers took to the stage to present their ideas in the hopes of winning the $25,000 equity-free cash prize, a trip for two to TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco 2019 and the esteemed title.
Technology specialist, e4, achieved second place in the second Ecobank Fintech Challenge, hosted in Lomé, Togo. According to Andrea Tucker, R&D Head at e4, the lack of a fully digital onboarding solution across the majority of banks is one of the key reasons behind e4’s impressive second position in this Africa-focused innovation challenge.
LexisNexis Legal & Professional, a leading global provider of information and analytics, saw its LexisNexis South Africa operation announced as Winner of the prestigious Innovation through Technology award at the 15th annual National Business Awards, held on 16 November at Emperors Palace. The company was up against impressive contenders including runner-up AECOM, Sentech and Dell Computers.
Webber Wentzel is the only South African law firm to have achieved tier 1 rankings across the board in IFLR1000’s Financial and Corporate Guide 2018 and they have kept this momentum going for four consecutive years.
The OPEN Maboneng venue was abuzz with a wonderful collection of people, business and non-profit organisations who have made it their passion to ensure that people of all societies have access to their legal rights in Southern Africa.
In keeping with their continued support of LIASA, Sabinet was this year proud to sponsor the LIASA Librarian of the Year 2017 2nd Runner-Up Award. Hearty congratulations go to Jeremiah Pietersen on his richly deserved achievement.
A year ago, Western Cape librarian Mercia Sias was recognised by LIASA for her outstanding achievements and accomplishments in the library and information services sector. She was awarded first runner-up SA Librarian of the Year 2016, an award proudly sponsored by Sabinet.
Webber Wentzel is proud to have received two awards in the prestigious African Legal Awards hosted by Legal Week and the Corporate Lawyers Association of South Africa in Johannesburg on Friday 8 September, 2017.
With the air of high society that fancy finger food and wine inevitably provides, the Social Kitchen at Hyde Park Corner’s Exclusive Books provided an unusual venue for the Annual 2017 ProBono.Org Awards. However, on the evening of 7 September amongst the name tags and high fashion, a more pervasive air of humility filled the room. It was a time to honour those who ordinarily seek not to be honoured and who, at all costs, would avoid the limelight if they could.
Johannesburg attorney, Dineo Peta’s article on ‘The effect of the “once empowered always empowered” rule on the mining industry’, has won her the 2016 LexisNexis Prize for Legal Practitioners for the best article by a practising attorney published in leading legal journal, De Rebus.
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Webber Wentzel is proud to have received awards in the following categories at the African Legal Awards 2016, which were held in Johannesburg on Friday 9 September, 2016.
• Mergers & Acquisitions Team of the Year;
• Technology, Media and Telecommunications Team of the Year;
• Diversity Initiative of the Year; and
• Odette Geldenhuys, a member of our Pro Bono team, won the Attorney of the Year Award.
“The award is a testament to the immense efforts that have gone into developing our world class graduate recruitment programme that is geared at attracting talented candidates, who are driven and ambitious, to join the Webber Wentzel team,” says Thabang Ratau, Graduate Recruitment Manager at Webber Wentzel.
“One of the fundamental ideals set out in the Preamble of the Constitution is the attainment of a society based on social justice. This ideal will remain a pipedream if the dehumanisation, sexist exploitation and suffering of black women and girls under patriarchal tyranny are allowed to continue under the guise of custom, in particular Ukuthwala.”
Webber Wentzel has taken first place in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa directory listing, maintaining its top spot as the most highly ranked South African law firm.
The 2015 rendition of the Webber Wentzel Legal Journalist of the Year Awards took place on Wednesday, 4 November 2015. Since 1999 the awards have been acknowledging the important role which journalists play in promoting knowledge of the judiciary and understanding of the country’s civil and criminal justice systems.
Webber Wentzel excelled at the 2015 Pro Bono Awards. This annual event commenced in 2014 and celebrates the valuable role played by legal practitioners in providing pro bono legal services for the promotion of South African constitutional principles.
Technology company e4 is thrilled to have had its SearchWorks app selected as a finalist in the prestigious annual MTN Business App of the Year awards. The SearchWorks app, designed to facilitate local search requests for the property and legal fraternity does so quickly and efficiently with 24-hour live results at the user’s fingertips.
Technology solutions powerhouse e4 Strategic (Pty) Ltd has been identified as the “Best GRC Solution Provider” in Southern Africa having won the award at the prestigious 2014 Southern Africa Compliance Awards at a ceremony at Monte Casino on 18 November.
BigHand, the market leading productivity software vendor in the global legal and professional services sector, has announced that it has been awarded the ‘Infrastructure Innovation of the Year’ at the UK IT Industry Awards.