Zimbabwe & University of Cape Town, 2019
Hanani Hlomani is a Masters of law candidate in Intellectual Property law at the University of Cape Town. Born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, he is an LLB graduate from the University of Fort Hare. Having studied for an LLB at UFH, his interests in Intellectual Property law and International Trade Law grew and ultimately shaped the direction he hopes his professional career will take as an intellectual property lawyer and trade specialist. During his time at UFH, Hanani helped found the Entrepreneur In Me network in the Eastern Cape, the Fort Hare Moot Court Society, the Students for Science and Justice and the Students for Fair Competition and Trade Law societies at the university where he served in various executive positions. Also worth noting is that he is also a Kate O’Regan moot court competition champion for 2018. Hanani also describes himself as a “21st century philanthropist”, believing in the power of entrepreneurial action to better the lives of those less fortunate and as a tool of economic freedom, hence he joined the ENACTUS society where he served as the projects officer for two years. He is also a recipient of the Dean of Research’s exceptional achievement award in 2018 for his contributions towards moot court at the University. He hopes that with the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship he will be exposed to like-minded future leaders from diverse backgrounds and to better himself as a person and as a future African leader whose mission is to see the continent soar within our lifetime.