Samantha graduated with a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from the University of Cape Town in 2007. Her law degree which introduced her to core areas of law such as Corporate Law, Interpretation of Statutes, Law of Contract and Commercial Transactions; has thus far been her gateway to strategically integrating Law, Business and Non-Profit community work.
Samantha sat the Attorney Board Admission Exams in two countries; namely South Africa and Zimbabwe and was consequently admitted to practice law in both jurisdictions in 2012. Samantha then set up her own legal consultancy firm in Johannesburg. Her legal practice focused on Cross Border Trade, SME legal services and Corporate Social Investment (CSI) work, which has since become the core focus area and is what CSI Boutique is founded on.
Having completed her Articles at DSC Attorneys and working for Bowman Gilfillan Attorneys, Samantha was exposed to third party claims, the Court of Third Division as well as the implementation and management of CSI and Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) projects. In addition, she was briefly exposed to Commercial matters, Oil and Gas and Mining work which involved the procurement of mining licenses in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This role included translating legislation and other legal documentation from French to English.
Samantha considers herself to be an innovative and strategic thinker; she is multilingual and has a passion for women and public speaking. She was recently nominated for the Pollination Project Visionary Award | 2015 and shortlisted by UN Women & Master Card’s ‘Project Inspire’ for CSI Boutique’s flagship project which takes legal services and information to women in impoverished communities.