Meet – Dr. Julieth Gudo, she became an orphan at age 7. Stopped school after grade 7 and escaped child marriage at age 12.
When she lost her grandmother (guardian), she crossed the border from Zimbabwe to South Africa as a minor and found sanctuary at a refugee centre in Musina, Limpopo for 8 years.
In collaboration with humanitarian organisations, the centre ensured the children returned to school. It was a life-changer for Julieth. With nine years of schooling lost, she started again, this time in Grade 11. She passed Grade 12 with distinctions and gained admission at the University of Limpopo.
Dr. Julieth Gudo obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Limpopo and a Master of Laws in Commercial Law from the University of Cape Town.
After graduating in 2016, she applied for a PhD and won several external scholarships.
She holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Commercial Law from the University of Cape Town.
She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Centre for Comparative Law in Africa, University of Cape Town.
“I knew education would liberate me from the consequences of my disadvantaged background; and when I got the opportunity, I just couldn’t let go.” – Dr. Julieth Gudo.