HUMAN DIGNITY/ WORTH
Rassie Mallherbe is a retired professor of constitutional law from the University of Johannesburg. He and his wife are currently based in Cape Town as full-time volunteers in All Nations, a missions organisation, where they provide pastoral care for missionaries. During his academic career Prof Malherbe focused his research on constitutional law, education law, and specific human rights such as academic freedom, freedom of religion and education rights. He co-authored several textbooks and published more than 100 articles on these topics. He was closely involved in the consitution-making process of the nineties, and still advises government institutions on legislative and other issues. He is keenly interested in religious freedom issues and is an executive member of the Council of Religious Rights and Freedoms.
Ryan Smit is an attorney. He co- founded CFJ in 2013 and initially acted as part-time general manager, before taking full-time executive responsibility of CFJ in 2017. Since qualifying as attorney, Ryan spent 6 years working in corporate tax consulting and co-founded a law firm based in Stellenbosch. He is currently studying towards a Ph.D.
BCom (Law), LLB, MCom (Taxation), University of Stellenbosch
Craig Snyders manages his own law firm in Somerset West and co-founded Cause for Justice in 2013. Craig practises as an attorney and conveyancer and specialises in commercial litigation. He obtained his LLM in Mercantile Law (Labour Law) in 2008.
LLB, LLM, University of Stellenbosch.
John-Paul is a chartered accountant with 15 years financial services experience. He is currently a director of ZAQ Capital, a boutique corporate finance firm. Prior to this, he spent 7 years at PSG Capital and 5 years at PwC. He has been involved in capital markets in South Africa, Africa and the UK, advising on M&A transactions, valuations, listings, BBBEE transactions, corporate finance transactions and capital raisings.
BAcc (Honours), Postgraduate certificate in auditing, JSE Approved Executive, CFA Level 3 Candidate.
Sorita Botha currently heads up the Compliance Department at Distell. She has also served as Group Company Secretary for Distell for interim periods during 2015 and 2016. Prior to joining Distell, Sorita was a legal officer for the TMF Group in Amsterdam. Prior to the Netherlands, she practised as an attorney in the mergers and acquisitions department of Webber Wentzel in Johannesburg.
BCom (Law), LLB, University of Stellenbosch.
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