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Legal Laudation: Fasken Martineau Partner Recognized Among Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans 2017

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Sushila Dhever is an example of excellence and trailblaizing creativity, striving for a better world.

Johannesburg (South Africa)Fasken Martineau has announced that Sushila Dhever, Partner in Johannesburg, has been recognized in the Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans 2017 in the Justice and Law section.

Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans 2017 selects 200 young South Africans annually for their feats of brilliance as individuals, and as wonderfully talented, resourceful, caring people who serve as a reminder that the pursuit of a better world is never in vain. Ms. Dhever was chosen out of over 2000 nominations to receive the award. Recipients are examples of excellence and trailblazing creativity that strive to improve the lives of others.

“Sushila’s inclusion on this list is very fitting, she is a great example of our young legal talent and we are proud to have her as a partner in our firm,” said Blaize Vance, Fasken Martineau’s Regional Managing Partner for Africa.

Sushila Dhever grew up in a township where she was exposed  to a community that struggled to access justice and basic services. She saw law as a means to empower people, and made it her social mission to facilitate access to justice by entering the profession. Ms. Dhever put herself through law school by obtaining bursaries and working part-time.

Sushila Dhever is a Partner in the Labour, Employment and Human Rights group and also heads the Firm’s pro bono litigation and related initiatives. She has established law clinics in townships to provide free legal services to women and children, in partnership with the Nisaa Institute for Women’s Development, and the family and marriage healthcare organisation Famsa.

About the Mail & Guardian 

With roots dating back to the 1980s, the Mail & Guardian is South Africa’s leading investigative publication, a forum for debate about the country and its politics, and a provider of the top arts and culture coverage. It operates across several websites, including M&G Online, Thought Leader and M&G Africa.

About Fasken Martineau

Fasken Martineau is a leading international business law and litigation firm. With more than 700 lawyers, the firm has offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec City, London and Johannesburg. For additional information, please visit the firm's website at

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