Palesa, director, specialises in the Commercial Department at Du Plessis & Van der Westhuizen Inc. Her core focus areas are general commercial contracting, information and data protection, policies and procedures as well as corporate governance.
Palesa obtained her LL.B degree from the University of Pretoria in 2015. While studying towards her LL.B degree, her devotion and zeal towards law was fostered through her continuous work for the University of Pretoria’s law clinic as part of the university’s practical law student division. Following her studies in 2015, Palesa joined Phatshoane Henney Attorneys as a candidate attorney in their Commercial Department, where she gained valuable experience and exposure in consumer law, wealth management, corporate structuring and restructuring, general commercial contracting and deceased estates, while completing her articles. She joined the Du Plessis & Van der Westhuizen Inc. team in January 2017.
Her enthusiasm for helping those in need, which is a passion that she still maintains to this day, was developed through her involvement and volunteering with various student organisations at university, including the JuniorTukkie Student Society as well as the Centre for the Study of AIDS and Gender on campus.
Palesa has an avid interest in literature. She spends her spare time collecting classic and contemporary books, listing Achebe, Vonnegut and Kafka as her favourite authors.
Attorney of the High Court of South Africa