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Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber surprises local student with internship

By Jesica Slabbert - Jun 1, 2018
Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber surprises local student with internship

When Pearson High School Grade 12 learner, Duncan Werth, came to school on Friday morning to write his exams, he had no idea that he would be awarded with a surprise internship at BLC Attorneys.

He only learnt of the good news during the morning assembly.

Werth’s name was announced as the winner of the ‘mystery’ prize of a two-week internship at BLC Attorneys as part of a competition that was held at the Working World Exhibition for learners at the Feather Market Centre in May.

Grade 12 learners were asked to motivate why they would be a worthy winner of the mystery prize connected to their career choice.

The internship was awarded as a prize as part of a generous gesture by Sonja Tifloen, Director at BLC Attorneys, as well as a board member of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber.

Werth also received a book commemorating the 150-year anniversary of the Business Chamber that was personally signed by the Chief Executive Officer, Nomkhita Mona.

His enthusiastic response to become an attorney was convincing as was his commitment towards achieving his dream.