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From the Cape Flats to legal success: Andrew Gasnolar's inspiring story

From the Cape Flats to legal success: Andrew Gasnolar's inspiring story

JOHANNESBURG — The story of Andrew Gasnolar, a young attorney in Cape Town, is a truly inspiring one, and a reminder of the incredible potential South Africa has with people such as him. Gasnolar was born on the Cape Flats, an area that even today is struggling with social problems that it inherited from Apartheid. Despite all the challenges in front of him, Gasnolar put in incredibly long hours to put himself through law school. Today, he is a top attorney who seeks to use his skills to fight for social justice. He's also a recipient of the renowned Mandela Rhodes Scholarship, a regular writer for the likes of Daily Maverick, and his journey led him to briefly work for political party Agang under the leadership of Dr Mamphela Ramphele. He has strong views on civil society and the role his profession plays in fighting for goodwill in society. In this interview, he goes on to explain his life journey and the challenges he went through to get to where he is today. Interestingly, he's ope

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