Denzil Mhlongo


University of Cape Town

Denzil Mhlongo

What led me to this career? I chose a career in law because I come from a culture where disputes are resolved in so many ways before litigation is even thought about, and I found that I wanted to develop in a space where decisions are reached through consensus and not only by one party winning against another. But more than that, I have a family that believed I was capable of anything, and having seen my other relatives enter the legal field and fly in every direction imaginable, I realised that I also have what it takes to go into law and join a filigree of educated and hard-working relatives.

In my downtime I like to

Test recipes from countries I’ve never been to before, read Shakespeare, play the New York Times games, and host my friends for dinner parties.

​My favourite sport is


Recommended read

Dream Story by Arthur Schnitzler.

Favourite game


Name one thing on your bucket list

To build a house for my mother when she retires.

If you could choose any person from history to be your friend, who would it be and why

King Goodwill Zwelithi kaBhekuzulu because he knows better than anyone what it’s like to be 20 years old, starting the most important job of your life and learning how to get comfortable in the deep end.

Are you ready to join us?