Mary Rose Mafalo MILE 14
MaryRose Mafalo is a law graduate from the University of the Witwatersrand. Upon completion of her degree she attended the School for Practical Legal Studies, offered by the Law Society of South Africa, where she completed the 6 months Practicing Legal course on a full time basis. In June 2012 she commenced her articles of clerkship with Van Huyssteen Attorneys, working in their litigation department. In March 2013 the firm merged with Fluxmans Attorneys where she continued to serve her articles in their litigation department. In July of 2011 she began volunteering on an ad hoc basis at the non-profit organization ProBono.Org. The organisation in conjunction with law firms to provide legal assistance to those in need. In September of 2011 she was awarded an internship at the Mandela Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand. The institute primarily focuses on economic development and conducts research and policy development. MaryRose was the research assistant for then head of the institute. MaryRose is passionate about African issues such as development, transformation and trade. She hopes that the MILE program will give her a better insight into the world of international trade and help her better understand how best Africa can engage with the rest of the world in relation to trade and better facilitate economic transformation.