Teachers and pupils of Aberdeen Secondary School are very proud of one of their past learners.
Davéne Sedras, daughter of Dawid and Helen Sedras, was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa recently. She was admitted in the Grahamstown High Court on 20 March 2018. Davéne matriculated in 2007 from Aberdeen Senior Secondary School and went on to study a Baccalaureus Legum – LLB Degree at the then Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (now NMU). In her first year of studies she got a Golden Key invitation. Membership to this prestigious award is limited to the top 15% of degree students, from all disciplines, who have completed at least one year of study. The university identifies these students as meeting these high criteria and wants to give recognition.
In April 2015 she graduated and started her Articles of Clerkship in August of the same year. She started and completed this at the private firm Liston Brewis and Company. Davéne believes that hard work eventually pays off, and will always be grateful to her parents, family members and everyone who had an influence on her life, for believing in her and words of encouragement when days seemed dark. She is a firm believer that nothing worthwhile comes easy.