KZN Department of Transport Employee Graduates with LLB Cum Laude
As a Chief Provincial Inspector dealing with policy and research in the Law Enforcement division at the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport, Bachelor of Laws cum laude graduate Mr Sanjeeth Sewlall aims to use his qualification to make legal advice more accessible for South African citizens.
‘I have always wanted to assist disadvantaged people and felt that pursuing a Law degree will capacitate me with the necessary skills and competencies to achieve this,’ said Sewlall.
The family man who hails from Pietermaritzburg dedicates his achievement to his wife, Ushana, who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer during his studies but continued to support and inspire him to not let any challenges stand in the way of his studies.
‘Being a part-time student, I had to manage my commitments to my wonderful wife and my three teenage children as well as my work which was challenging. I believe that the standard maintained by UKZN is high and the lecturers have an excellent understanding of the relevant subjects.’
Using his newly acquired legal knowledge, Sewlall plans to enhance his career and educate people about their rights.
‘I intend to establish a non-profit organisation to provide free legal consulting services to my community. I am also sincerely grateful to my employer for affording me the opportunity to study and plan to continue to serve the department diligently,’ he said.
Words by: Thandiwe Jumo
Photograph by: Abhi Indrarajan