Corner Rietfontein & Bass Street
The Human Resources
Dear Sir/ Madam
RE: APPLICATION FOR VACANCY
I am a young man aged 24, currently studying towards an LL.B (final year Diploma level NQ6) with the University of South Africa.
I was excited to see your vacancy within your organization and hope to be invited for an interview. Besides having a strong understanding of law, business, economic and finance concepts, my background experience includes serving as a Professional Legal Assistant under the director, presently I am the firm manager at the above mentioned. Where my responsibility included Case management, Administration, Consultations and briefings, Liaising with clients (initial consultation to briefings), Tribunal Representations, Drafting of Court Documents, Court filing, legal research and any other business as per director instructions
. Also I was marketing manager at Afro Honey Guide Adventures my duties included working under the direction of a marketing director or manager to help reach the company's marketing goals and objectives Research market trends, demographics, pricing strategies, and other relevant information that helps managers and directors develop marketing plans, Analyses surveys, polls, and other market research to look for patterns and trends, Creates graphs, reports, and detailed data analysis using computer software, Delivers reports on research findings through written documents and verbal presentations, Assist in creating promotional materials, including brochures, blogs, marketing copy, Provide fact-checking, copy- editing, and formatting assistance during the creation of mailers, coupons, website content, and other promotional materials, Help maintain social media accounts for brands, products, or services In all these positions, l demonstrated the ability to manage, work under pressure, completion of tasks under minimum supervision, problem solving and strong numerical skills. However, during my experience I have leant how to be a team player, the ability to handle larger responsibility with confidence and to link academic concepts with the real business world.
I also bring to table strong computer proficient in statistical software’s such as Stata, Eviews, Ms. Excel and MS Word.
Attached is my curriculum Vitae and contact details and looking forward for a positive response from your organization.
Kativhu Kudzanai (Mr)
To engage in administrative, management, legal and paralegal duties, to gain experience and pursue a career position with any firm/company that offers opportunity for advancement. To achieve smart goals of the firm/company and to increase market share as well as satisfy clients by diligently attending to prescribed tasks within my capacity and even beyond.
Working Experience and Achievements
Law Firm Manager/Executive Assistant - Director (March 2017 - Current) Duties
-Preparing memos and other correspondence
-Creating client profiles and case opponent profiling
-Training new staff – Candidate Attorneys
-Scheduling attorney (Director) and client meetings
-Case management and Administration
-Consultations and briefings to present to attorney of record.
-Drafting of Court Documents, filing and any other business as per director instructions Afro Honey Guide
Marketing and Sales assistant July 2014 to January 2015
Works under the direction of a marketing director or manager to help reach the company's marketing goals and objectives
Research market trends, demographics, pricing strategies, and other relevant information that helps managers and directors develop marketing plans
Analyses surveys, polls, and other market research to look for patterns and trends
Creates graphs, reports, and detailed data analysis using computer software
Delivers reports on research findings through written documents and verbal presentations CURRICULUM VITAE
Residing at: 70 Smithfield Corner Rietfontein & Bass Street, Boksburg West
Assists in creating promotional materials, including brochures, blogs, marketing copy, etc.
Provides fact-checking, copy-editing, and formatting assistance during the creation of mailers, coupons, website content, and other promotional materials
Helps maintain social media accounts for brands, products, or services
Enters marketing data into spreadsheets and helps to create data and financial reports for marketing managers and directors
Helps maintain excellent client relationships through superior customer service skills
Places calls to or visits clients as needed to provide marketing materials, deliver sales pitches, or answer client questions
Organize and plans the production of all major marketing materials by working closely with printers, sponsors, and other involved parties
Helps to plan promotional events hosted by the company's marketing department
Keeps client information confidential
January 2015 –January 2017 - Marketing Manager
The goal was to increase customer base, introduce new products (offers), or boost revenue. Implement and oversee the marketing plan
Delegate many of the day-to-day marketing responsibilities to the marketing coordinator or marketing assistant, making sure the overall marketing plan is humming at its most productive level. Reviewing customer surveys and evaluate profit reports to decide what is working and what is not. Provide opinion about your product or service to Directors .
- Fast learner with the ability to go an extra mile in performing assigned tasks
- Diligent self-starter who can deliver under pressure with minimum supervision
- Good in social skills and critically application, of Legal perspective.
- Ability to communicate at all levels
- Articulate with developed conceptual skills highly developed interpersonal and intrapersonal skills
- A punctual team player envisaged with a groupthink concept
- Proficient in the use of computers.
Professional Qualifications – PLEASE REFER TO ACADEMIC RECORD ATTACHED BELOW Final semester - Diploma for LLB Purposes in Law (University of South Africa) Academic Qualifications
Morgan High School
Advanced Level 2012 – 2013 (Matric Equivalent), 8 points achieved, Arts subjects (Divinity, History, Geography & General Paper)
Ordinary Level/matric equivalent 2008 – 2011 (6 subjects passed with 4B’s and 2C’s including English and History) Referees
Superb Trucks & Trailers, Mr. Ellio Shah: - email@example.com 011-***-****, +277******** Afro Honey Guide Adventures – Ms Tariro Nhau – firstname.lastname@example.org +263-***-***-*** Student number:
KATIVHU K MR
70 8TH STREET
As requested, a statement is attached.
Dr F Goolam
This is to certify that
Date of Birth :1994-09-14
passed the university examinations in the undermentioned study units for which credit has been granted in partial completion of the
Diploma in Law
NQF exit level: 6
Minimum credits required: 360
YEAR MONTH CODE NAME OF STUDY UNIT
2015 NOV BWE1501 Business Practice and Workplace Ethics 2015 NOV CPD1501 Citizenship, Public Participation and Democracy 2015 NOV CRW1501 Introduction to the General Principles of Criminal Law 2015 NOV ENN1504 Practising Workplace English
2015 NOV ILW1501 Introduction to Law
2016 NOV ADL2601 Administrative Law
2016 JUN PAC2602 Paralegal Advice Centre
2016 MAY PAR1501 Introduction to Paralegal Studies 2016 MAY PVL1501 Law of Persons
2016 OCT PVL2601 Family Law
2016 OCT SCL1501 Skills Course for Law Students
2016 OCT SJD1501 Social Dimensions of Justice
2016 OCT SSL2601 Social Security Law
2017 NOV EDL3703 Education Law
2017 OCT FBE2604 Forms of Business Enterprise
2017 OCT HIL3705 HIV/AIDS and the Law
2017 MAY IOS2601 Interpretation of Statutes
2018 JUN LAH3701 Land and Housing
2017 MAY LLW2601 Individual Labour Law
2017 MAY LLW2602 Collective Labour Law
2017 MAY PVL2602 Law of Succession
2018 JUN IND2601 African Customary Law
2018 JUN LEG2601 Legal Aspects of Environmental Management 2018 JUN LSB2605 Legal Aspects of Small Businesses 2018 JUN PVL3703 Law of Delict
This qualification is not completed.
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Purpose statement of modules passed
This is to certify that the purpose statement of the modules offered comprises the following: ADL2601 - Administrative Law
The module will equip students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies to analyse and critically evaluate legal material (in light of the right to just administrative action and the broader mandate of transformative constitutionalism) to formulate legal arguments and to apply their knowledge to practical problems that arise due to requirements for just administrative action. The module is based on the practice of law, current research, legislation and case law with the emphasis on the transformationimperative embedded in the Constitution.Student accredited with this module will be able to apply the principles of administrative law to solve disputes. BWE1501 - Business Practice and Workplace Ethics
This module will be useful to students who will be employed as paralegals at community based organisations to give legal advice on an informal basis or law firms to assist attorneys with legal work. A student credited with this module will be able to: Demonstrate an understanding of the legal profession and distinguish the role of paralegals from other legal professionals; Analyse the structure of a law firm and the role of a paralegal within the law firm; Demonstrate an understanding of ethics and critique the role of legal ethics and the relevance of ethical behaviour in a legal context.
CPD1501 - Citizenship, Public Participation and Democracy The purpose of this module is to enable students to understand and identify the concepts theories and processes regarding citizenship, democracy and public participation, and also to evaluate what their roles are in society. This module will equip students with competencies to analyze and evaluate situations or scenarios pertaining to citizenship and democracy in South Africa, analyze clients' needs and provide solutions to specific problems. Students who complete this module will be able to operate effectively within the working environment of Paralegals. This module can also be appropriate for those students who are working or intending towork in the public sector; community based advice offices and private practice. Thus, students who have passed this module will be able to advise, counsel and represents clients in law pertaining to citizens and non-citizens.
CRW1501 - Introduction to the General Principles of Criminal Law The module will equip students with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to analyse and critically evaluate practical problems and case studies with the focus on the current general principles of South African criminal law whilst considering the relevant aspects of Africa Customary Law. EDL3703 - Education Law
The purpose of this module is for students to gain a well-rounded and systematic theoretical knowledge base, skills, and competencies and the ability to conduct research, when analyzing and evaluating situations pertaining to education law in South Africa. This module will equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to operate effectively within the working environment of paralegals. This module can also be appropriate for principals and educators or those who are working or intending to work in the education sector. Thus, students who have passed this module will be able to advise, counsel and represents clients in law pertaining toeducation law. Page 2 of 5
ENN1504 - Practising Workplace English
To enable students to develop proficiency in English and a range of related communication skills and strategies for both public and private sector work environments. The central focus is on the ability to produce well written work-related documentation in English.
FBE2604 - Forms of Business Enterprise
This module introduces students to the different forms of South African enterprises for the first time. The principal aim of thismodule is to convey a basic understanding of South African Entrepreneurial Law. The module imparts general background knowledge of the main characteristics and basic operations within partnership, companies, close corporations, business trusts and co-operatives within South Africa. Furthermore, it introduces the regulatory framework around which these forms of enterprises are set. This module will be useful to students who will be employed as paralegals at community based organisations to give legal advice on an informal basis or to assist attorneys with legal work. Students credited with this module should be able to advise others wishing to start their own business which form of enterprise would best suit the needs of the specific business, indicating some of the pertinent advantages and disadvantages associated with such forms of enterprise. HIL3705 - HIV/AIDS and the Law
This module is aimed at providing students with advanced knowledge of how the law relates to people living with HIV/AIDS in various spheres such as the workplace and communities. The module will be useful to educate people on how the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, Act 108 of 1996 and other laws protect those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.A student who has successfully completed this module should have the ability to solve complex legal problems related to HIV/AIDS using the skills acquired from this module. They should be in a position to share information and advice people about the relevant applicable legal principlesand policies relating to HIV/AIDS in the context of the Constitution and other applicable laws. ILW1501 - Introduction to Law
The purpose of this module is for students to gain basic knowledge, insight and skills for the analysis and solution of elementary problems relating to some of the underlying principles of South African law in general and to provide students with a basic knowledge of the nature, role and implications of transformative constitutionalism within South African law. Students accredited with this module can distinguish basic legal concepts and correctly identify and apply suitable legal rules and principles to basic legal problems. IND2601 - African Customary Law
This module seeks to expose students to constitutionally transformative principles of customary law. More specifically, the module aims to equip students with valuable knowledge and skills as well as competencies to enable them to analyze legal material directly pertaining to customary law (in particular the law regulating family relationships, and the institutional framework within which traditional leadership exercise its power), and to formulate legal arguments and to apply their knowledge to practical problemsthat may arise when applying the law to those affected by it. In teaching this module, the transformative Constitutional values are infused in interpreting and fostering reform of some customary law principles not aligned with such values to reflect the living realities of the people affected by this law. Whilst the module seeks to incorporate ideas and values of the people affected by customary law, it will foster the values of humanness and graduateness on the student's attitudes in the application of this law. IOS2601 - Interpretation of Statutes
The purpose of this module is for students to gain sufficient knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies to analyse and critically evaluate legal material (the Constitution, legislation, case law and academic opinions) which relates to the interpretation of legislation and the Constitution; to formulate legal arguments; and to apply their knowledge to practical problems that may arise where legislation has to be interpreted and applied. In line with the purpose statement for the LLB degree, this module places astrong emphasis on the interpretation of statutes in line with the values of Constitution, and also contains a section on Ubuntu.Students accredited with this module will be able to use principles of interpretation in formulating legal arguments. Page 3 of 5
LAH3701 - Land and Housing
The purpose of this module is to equip students with a well-rounded and systematic knowledge base, skills, attitudes and competencies to analyse laws, policies and court cases relating to land and housing and to be able to utilise or resolve and apply their knowledge to resolve concrete and abstract problems. LEG2601 - Legal Aspects of Environmental Management Land use and environmental management; sources: Constitution: cooperative government; participation; accountability, Bill of Rights; just administrative action; right for information; locus standi, legislation: list relevant legislation and indicate environmental-management context, policies; Principles of environmental management and development in the following legislation: National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998, Development Facilitation Act 67 of 1995, local government legislation; Practices of environmental management in legislation: IEM Integrated Environmental Management), EIAs (Environmental Impact Assessments); the enforcement of environmental rules and regulations LLW2601 - Individual Labour Law
Introduction to individual labour law; the contract of employment, including minimum standards legislation; background to the lawof unfair dismissal; the meaning of "employee"; the meaning of "dismissal"; automatically unfair dismissals; other unfair dismissals, dismissal for misconduct, dismissal for incapacity, dismissal for operational requirements; residual unfair labour practices (other than dismissal); discrimination in the workplace (including employment equity legislation); resolution of disputes and remedies; the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997. LLW2602 - Collective Labour Law
The purpose of this module is to equip learners with a solid knowledge base, skills and competencies relating to collective labour law. The module will convey a sound understanding of collective labour law in South Africa by imparting general knowledge of legal principles relating to collective labour law. Students credited with this module should have a solid knowledge base of collective labour law principles and be able to solve well-defined but unfamiliar collective labour law legal problems.
LSB2605 - Legal Aspects of Small Businesses
The purpose of this module is for students to gain a sound knowledge, skills and applied competence in principles relating to legal aspects of running a small business but who do not want to study law for the purposes of becoming legal practitioners such as attorneys and advocates. In addition, the module will also cover the legal principles relating to employment relationship, matters relating to income tax and types of businesses that need to be licenced in order to operate.This module will be useful to personswho are currently (or who wish to be) employed either as paralegals at community based organisations or who are employed to assist attorneys with legal work. PAC2602 - Paralegal Advice Centre
The module will be useful to students with an interest in establishing and running a Paralegal Advice Centre. The aim of this module is to provide students with a sound understanding and knowledge of a Paralegal Advice Centre and equip them withapplied knowledge, skills and competence on how to establish a Paralegal Advice Centre, prepare its constitution; register it as a Non Profit Organisation and prepare its budgets. Students credited with this module will be able to establish, register and run Paralegal Advice Centers in their communities. PAR1501 - Introduction to Paralegal Studies
This module will be useful to students with an interest in law but who do not want to become either attorneys or advocates in private practice. The legal knowledge can be used to uplift communities or assist ordinary citizens with basic legal advice on an informal basis. A person credited with this module will be able to: Define and differentiate a paralegal from other legal professionals and their role in the legal sphere; explain the role of paralegals in terms of the Constitution and within different institutions and their training in the legal sphere; apply the practical skills a paralegal must have in given case scenarios.
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PVL1501 - Law of Persons
To equip students with knowledge, skills and attitudes to analyse and solve well-defined problems relating to the law of persons (including the beginning and end of legal personality and factors that affect a person’s status) in South Africa. The module incorporates aspects of transformative constitutionalism, Ubuntu, social responsibility, graduateness and humanisation within the context of the law of persons. PVL2601 - Family Law
The purpose of this module is to equip students with knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies to analyse and critically evaluate legal material (the Constitution, legislation, case law and academic opinion) relating to family law in order to formulate legal arguments and to apply their knowledge to practical problems that simulate real-life situations. The module incorporates pluralism of family laws and aspects of Africanisation and indigenisation of family law. The module also incorporates principles relating to transformative constitutionalism, Ubuntu, social responsibility, graduateness, and humanisation in the context of family law. PVL2602 - Law of Succession
To equip students with knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies to analyse and critically evaluate legal material
(the Constitution, legislation, case law and academic opinion) relating to law of succession in order to formulate legal arguments and to apply their knowledge to practical problems. PVL3703 - Law of Delict
The purpose of this module is for students to gain knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies to analyse and solve problems relating to the general principles of the law of delict and specific forms of delict, as well as basic research skills in the practice of law. This module seeks to incorporate aspects of Constitutional transformation and Ubuntu. It also encourages and promotes engagement with critical core delictual principles from a constitutional perspective.
SCL1501 - Skills Course for Law Students
The main purpose of this module is to introduce students to the concept of law, the function of law and importance of skills. An overriding aspect with regard to the objective and approach of the module is to help students to develop important skills that we believe are crucial when they interact with the law from student point of view. We are mindful of the fact that this will also help them fit in easily in the world of practice, especially as candidate legal practitioners or simply a new entrant to the profession.The module is motivated by the realisation that the main purpose for studying law is not merely to absorb information, and know the rules and procedures involved. Students accredited with this module students should be able to apply law in a practical situation when required. SJD1501 - Social Dimensions of Justice
In this module, students will be introduced to the South African context in which they will have to perform as future legal and criminal justice functionaries. They will develop a basic understanding of what shapes our legal system, the nature of the South African law and criminal justice system and how it is applied and administered. They will also develop an awareness of how they can,as legal and criminal justice functionaries, contribute towards building a safer and more just society in conformity with the South African Constitution. SSL2601 - Social Security Law
The purpose of this module is that students gain a solid knowledge base and applied competence in relevant social security legislation to acquire essential skills to promote intellectual growth, gainful economic activity and valuable contribution to society.
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