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Khonzindaba Ephraim Thabede

 

Khonzindaba Ephraim Thabede

Khonzindaba Ephraim Thabede

Article Clerk
Phone:  034 413 2601
Fax:  034 413 2603
Office:  Pongola
 
 
Ephraim, a gentle soul, started his career as a teacher at King Phumzuzulu High School. He quickly rose through the ranks, and subsequently became a principal at Phondwane Primary School in 1992. While caring for his community as an educator, Ephraim had a thought - what if he could ensure the prosperity of the people in a more definitive way?

It was this sort of thinking that caused Ephraim to embark on an academic walkabout, during which he obtained (among other things) his Bachelor of Arts degree (majoring in Anthropology and isiZulu). He was eventually lead to the legal profession - Ephraim decided that it's never too late to learn something new, and so he set off on a long journey of distance learning, the end of which saw him earning his LLB. Now, during his retirement as a school principal, he articles at our practice and aspires to become an attorney.

His dedication to education and his unwavering commitment to the community has made him a local leader, consequently people continually look to him for wisdom and guidance. Ephraim's close ties to the community and his affectionate disposition has made him an invaluable member of the team here at Weich & Kriel, and we are excited to see how he'll use the skills he learns from us to give back to the people.

In his spare time, Ephraim enjoys reading, politics, and music. He is happily married to his wife, Nokuthula, and they have been blessed with three sons.
 
 
Qualifications:
 
Primary Teachers Certificate - 1983 (PTC) (Ntuzuma College of Education)
Junior Secondary Teachers Diploma - 1987 (JSTD) (Umlazi College)
Senior Secondary Teachers Diploma - 1992 (STD) (Umlazi College)
Further Education Diploma - 1995 (FED) (Natal College)
Bachelor of Arts Degree - 1999 (BA) (University of South Africa)
Bachelor of Education Degree (Honours) - 2002 (B.Ed Hons) (University of Natal)
Political Leadership Certificate - 2005 (St Augustine's College)
National Diploma in Law (Paralegal) - 2008 (University of Johannesburg)
Bachelor of Laws - 2020 (LL.B) (University of South Africa)
 
Membership:
 
KZN Law Society
 
Community involvement:
 
The role he played as a teacher for nearly 40 years.
Elected as ward councillor for three terms from 1996 to 2011.
Served on various committees, including Arts and Culture, Tourism, and as an Executive Committee member in both the Local and District Municipalities.