ABOUT MEHi Sisters, welcome to Sister in Law, a platform dedicated to empowering women through legal education. I really hope that you will enjoy and learn from the information being shared with you here as I strongly believe that there is a supernatural and divine reason behind why you have landed on this page.
A little bit about myself, I am Tebello Motshwane, a mother to two beautiful 9 year olds (a boy and a girl), and married to the kindest man in the world. I have no pets because I am extremely afraid of anything that moves which is not human, and I absolutely love outdoor adventures - I am literally willing to try just about anything except bungee jumping. I graduated at the University of Johannesburg and I am an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa. My day job entails running Collective Intelligence Legal Consultants, which is my first business venture, and running this platform…
On the topic of this platform, Sister In Law is very close to my heart. One evening on the 26th of May 2018 I could not, for the life of me, fall asleep. That same night I kept asking myself “how can I assist all the women who ask legal questions pertaining to themselves (and not their businesses) on my Collective Intelligence page”. I was very clear about the fact that I did not want to blur the lines between my commercial law offering and my knowledge in persons law. So, I then proceeded to launch the Sister In Law page on all social media platforms, and my first few posts (for those who remember) were icons and I had given advice relating to child maintenance. By the time I got to 40-something followers, I had already been asked to feature in the True Love magazine for their Women’s Day (August) issue. What an honour. It was then when I knew for sure that I had to continue sharing information on this platform because there was, and still is, a need for legal education. Women are already largely empowered in other fields so I grabbed this opportunity with both hands and I have not looked back since.
The desire to continue growing this platform is based on my starting point when I address women, which is: “you cannot apply the law unless you know the law, and once you know better you do better”, and for its relatively young age, I am thrilled that Sister In Law has grown to have a positive impact on the lives of many South African women, predominantly, and the Sisters from surrounding countries who pop-in every now and again. The vision has always been to empower women and enable them to take care of their “home affairs” before the need actually arises, because once a woman, for example, realizes only at divorce stage that she should have taken care of her assets and the interests of her children better, it is already too late.
What I am most grateful about is that this platform has enabled me to actively do what I believe in most, which is empowering women. There is no greater feeling than knowing that you are finally exactly where you need TO be, and doing exactly what you need to be doing.