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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Law Bursary South Africa


The history of Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc dates back all the way to 1853 when W E Moore & Son was founded. The company later became Syfret Godlonton-Fuller Moore and in 2008, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc was born as the result of a merger between Cliffe Dekker and Hofmeyr, Herbstein & Gihwala.

The proudly South African full service law firm now employs over 350 lawyers across their Johannesburg and Cape Town offices. In fact, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (member of the international DLA Piper Group) is one of South Africa’s biggest business law firms.

The companies expertise lie within the following areas: employment; pro bono and human rights; dispute resolution; real estate; trusts and estates; finance and banking; corporate and commercial; projects and infrastructure; technology and sourcing; tax and exchange control; environmental; competition.

The companies key sectors include arbitration; finance and banking; telecommunications; oil, energy and gas; mining and minerals; hospitality and leisure; and projects and infrastructure.

Each year Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr award bursaries to deserving students (who can prove strong academic performance and financial merit) within the Law faculty.

Bursaries are awarded to full time LLB Undergraduate or Postgraduate students.

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • South African citizen OR South African permanent resident
  • Studying full time at a University in South Africa
  • Studying towards an LLB degree qualification (undergraduate or postgraduate)
  • Good academic record
  • Excellence in another field
  • Proven financial need


Applications must be done online at:

The application includes 5 sections: personal details; tertiary education details; secondary education details; extra information; supporting documentation.
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document/ drivers licence (certified copy)
  • Matric certificates (certified copy)
  • Full University academic record/ transcript
  • Covering letter (including the following: why you deserve to be awarded a bursary, what is important to you in life and any other information you would like to bring attention to)
  • Curriculum Vitae



2024 (2025 TBA)

(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr directly:
Graduate Recruitment
Johannesburg office
Contact Person: Boipelo Mathodlana
Tel: 011 562 1111
Email: /

Cape Town office
Contact Person: Claudine Primo
Tel: 021 481 6507
Email: /