Bridgett Majola is one of the top 200 Young South Africans and the first Southern African (SADC) participant in the China-Africa Young Legal Professionals Exchange Programme.
Bridgett Majola, a Senior Associate in Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr's Finance and Banking practice has made the Mail & Guardian's annual list of top 200 young South Africans, which is described by the publication as "the premier collection of the leaders of tomorrow – and in many cases, today."
Bridgett was nominated in the Business and Law section and is considered to be someone currently under the age of 35 who will play an important role in the future of South Africa.
In the same month, Bridgett was also selected as the participant representing the SADC region of the first course of China-Africa Young Legal Professionals Exchange Program. She will be travelling to Beijing in September this year to take part in this exchange programme and share her legal knowledge with other young lawyers on the course. The course was organised by the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) , and the SADC Lawyers Association in association with the China Law Society.
Bridget completed her LLB at the University of KwaZulu Natal and began her career in 2007 as a candidate attorney at Shepstone & Wyle Attorneys. After completion of her articles in 2009 she worked as an internal consultant at Investec Private Bank. In 2010 she was appointed as an associate at Read Hope Phillips Attorneys. Bridgett joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a senior associate in 2012. Bridgett currently specialises in project finance law, specifically relating to the finance, construction, operation, and maintenance of renewable energy generation facilities in South Africa.
Apart from practising law, Majola works with a number of youth-focused organisations that concentrate on the education, mentorship, entrepreneurship and leadership of South Africa's youth.