Former DCJ Dikgang Moseneke Excellence Bursary Affirms its Commitments to Well- Rounded Recipients

Posted on November 02, 2022

The Dikgang Moseneke Excellence bursary is aimed at continuing the legacy of Emeritus
Deputy Chief Justice Prof Dikgang Moseneke by supporting the studies of a new generation
of African law students to advance the vision of a liberated, non-racist and non-sexist South
Africa and Africa.

The two main components of the bursary are: first, financial support, which comprises the
payment of registration and tuition expenses, and the cost of study material, accommodation,
meals and living expenses. The second main component is non- financial support, which is
centred on supporting and mentoring recipients to assist them to reach their full academic
potential. The bursary project also regularly organises and arranges extracurricular activities
to ensure that the recipients are well-rounded graduates who will excel in their studies and
contribute positively to society.

In fulfillment of the objectives of the bursary, Deputy Dean Professor Charles Maimela and
Head of the Department of Jurisprudence Professor Joel Modiri who jointly spearhead the
Moseneke Legacy Project recently hosted a hiking trip for the bursary recipients, namely
Kearabilwe Morobane, Thatoyaone Kgomo, Celiwe Mxhalisa, Rofhiwa Mudau, Thimna
Qunta, Kimberlin Brink, Ofentse Lekala. A 4,8 km (Red trail) hike at Groenkloof Nature
Reserve was embarked upon. The hike also included some members of the Moseneke bursary

The purpose of this hike was to provide bursary recipients an opportunity to get out of their
normal routine and enjoy the outdoors with their peers and academic and non- academic staff
in the law faculty. This hike sought to encourage a work-life balance, to remind these top
achievers to remain dedicated to their studies but to also make time for healthy social
activities. It also allowed the students to interact with faculty members. “it’s not every day
you get to interact with a Deputy Dean of the law faculty, this is an amazing opportunity” said
one bursary recipient. The group enjoyed the serenity of the hike while sharing their student
experiences with each other. The day was concluded with a well-put together picnic lunch
pack and some refreshments following a moderately challenging hike.
- Author Palesa Mbonde
Published by Palesa Mbonde

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