Keeena Matete

Assistant 

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Overview And Experience

Keeena completed her law degree cum laude at the University of the Free State in 2019. She studied further and completed her LLM in International Economic Law in 2021. Her LLM studies were mainly concerned with the regulation of free trade between countries. Her dissertation titled “ Dispute settlement Mechanisms in the African Continental Free Trade Agreement: Lessons from the WTO  Crisis” is cantered on the efficiency of the dispute settlement mechanism adopted by the agreement in contrast with the defunct WTO dispute settlement mechanism  as she believes that the dispute settlement mechanism can either ensure the accomplishment of the greater goal of the agreement that is increasing intra trade between African countries for the benefit of the staggering African economies or it can lead to a further frustration of the much needed intra trade between African countries.

Having grown up in Lesotho where Chief’s play a vital role in the stability/ regulation of the people, she grew up aspiring to be a Chief, a dream she could unfortunately not live as the appointments of Chiefs in Lesotho runs on patriarchy. This hindrance become a stepping block to her and decided to study law to contribute into the regulation  a stability of people.  

Keeena is the latest addition to the Kleingeld Mayet team and assists the directors in the Commercial Department. 

Qualifications

  • LLB (University of the Free State) 
  • LLM (University of the Free State)