Wits Moot Team wins African Regional round of the Oxford Price Media Moot Competition
The team also won an award for Best Written Submissions.
On the 14th, 15th & 16th of February 2019, the WITS Moot Court Society competed at the African Regional rounds of the Oxford Price Media Moot Court Competition. The team was made up of 3 speakers (Nobuhle Kunene, Shandré Smith & Sophie Smit) and researcher (Anathi Canham).
Coaching the team were the societies exco members Ryan Hosking (Training & Development Officer), Peter Kumbirai (External Competitions Officer) Suhail Mohammed (Internal Competitions Officer) and Kgabo Senyatsi (Chairperson).
After 2 days of preliminary rounds against universities from across Africa, the WITS team made it to the regional finals on the 16th of February at the Constitutional Court of South Africa. The team went on to win the competition; thus being crowned the champions of the African Regional Round!
The team also won an award for Best Written Submissions, whilst Nobuhle Kunene - a final year LLB student - won the award for Best Speaker in the Finals. This marks the first Moot championship of the year, following last year’s win at the Centre of the Child Law.
Congratulations to the team for their hard-work and resilience as they have had to prepare through the december holidays for the moot. Special thanks goes out to the WITS Moot court Society Exco team for supporting and preparing the team for the competition.
The team will be 1 of 5 African teams representing Africa at the Global Finals at Oxford University in April 2019.
Wits will also be competing in the ELSA, ICC, JESSUP and All Africa Competition, and so far have 2 teams which have qualified for the global finals (Price Media Team and ICC team). We wish all teams the best of success in these competitions, and know they will do us proud!
The Wits Moot Court Society is ready to conquer the edge, are you ready? Join the WITS Moot Society Exhibition event on the 7th of March 17:00 - 19:00 and see what moot court is all about! To join the society & any further queries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.