We are excited to announce the launch of Young AFSA’s
inaugural Mentoring Programme for the 2024/2025 cycle!

This unique opportunity is designed to connect young
practitioners with seasoned legal professionals. This programme
will give you invaluable insights, guidance, and professional
development to advance your career.
Programme Highlights:
  • Exclusive Mentoring: Connect with exceptional professionals in arbitration.
  • Free of Charge: This programme is free to Young AFSA members.
  • One-Year Duration: Intensive mentorship and growth over a full year.
  • Ideal Candidates: This programme is ideal for young individuals between the ages of 18 and 37 who are keen on arbitration.
Application Details:
  • Application Period: Opens on 1 July and closes on 31 July 2024.
  • Notification of Acceptance: Successful applicants will be notified by September 2024, marking the anticipated start of the programme’s cycle.
  • How to Apply: Fill in the application form below. Ensure your application is complete and submitted within the specified timeframe. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

The following mentors have been confirmed:

  • Ahmed Abdel-Hakam
  • Imraan Abdullah
  • Danika Balusik
  • Sophia Burton
  • Erin Cronjé
  • Chloe de Jager
  • Denise Durand
  • Solomon Ebere
  • Abdallah Elshehaby
  • Ahmed Habib
  • Zelda Hunter
  • Nomlayo Mabhena-Milo
  • Clement Mkiva
  • Adv Zanele Ngakane
  • Michelle Porter-Wright
  • Adv Fundile Sangoni
  • Patrick Taylor
  • Lerato Thini-Mmatli
  • Daniel Tivadar
  • Brendan Whyte
Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to elevate your career in arbitration.
Apply now and take the first step towards a transformative mentoring
experience with Young AFSA.


Application for mentoring programme 2024-2025

Young AFSA Members must apply for the Mentoring Programme to be considered.

Applicants who are not currently Young AFSA members must first apply for membership on Young AFSA’s website:

The deadline for applications is 31 July 2024. Successful applicants will be notified by email before the commencement of the programme on 2 September 2024.


Physical Address
Physical Address
Postal Code
(e.g., completed course in arbitration/ADR; work experience in arbitration/ADR; academic experience; policy experience. A copy of your CV would be helpful in this regard)

Maximum file size: 134.22MB

CV to be in PDF format
(In preparing your motivation, please include the following details: a) What do you hope to gain from participating in the programme? b) What would you like to gain from the mentorship programme, e.g., career guidance, development of selfconfidence, development of a professional network, improvement of work/life balance, etc.)


I, the undersigned, understand that the available spots for the Young AFSA mentoring programme are limited. I undertake to dedicate sufficient time to maintain an active role in the activities of my mentoring group, which require, among other things, meeting/consulting with my assigned mentor and co-mentees at least once a quarter (i.e., four times a year).


Although the panel of mentors are sourced from various law firms, Young AFSA has no affiliation with these law firms and the Young AFSA Mentorship Programme is in no way associated with the recruitment programmes of the respective firms.

Alternatively you can download and fill in the pdf form below, email a signed copy of the completed application form and your CV (optional) to