Francois, a director of Weich & Kriel Inc., previously practised in the Criminal and Litigation Department of the firm before moving to the Commercial Law Division, where he specialises in employment equity.
Francois studied at the University of Pretoria and obtained a BA (Theol) in 1987, BLC in 1990, and an LL.B in 1992. Following his appointment as a commissioner in the Small Claims Court in 2011, Francois obtained a postgraduate diploma in Labour Law from the North-West University in 2013.
Francois believes that quality of service and a strong work ethic are what matter most. In his spare time, Francois is involved in the local Pigeon Racing Club and is an active sports enthusiast.
Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Law
Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
KZN Law Society
Small Claims Court for Pongola & Ubombo