Intern Testimonials

Mohlabani Moloko

My name in Mohlabani Moloko, I became an intern at BASA after obtaining a degree from the University of Witwatersrand in Finance and Insurance and Risk Management. 

I interned as part of the prudential banking team where I was exposed to the Basel and IOSCO frameworks.  I was able to interact with senior decision makers from the SARB, National Treasury, JSE, and commercial banks. 

This led to my involvement in the financial sector regulation bill, which allowed me to participate in the parliamentary processes of reviewing legislation. This bill will regulate all treasury products including derivatives, a G20 initiative to move over the counter derivatives to a central counterparty.  I also accompanied the team that presented in Parliament on a number of occasions.

I was fortunate to be given an opportunity to see the markets at work, not only did I spend time in the treasuries and dealing desks of the member banks, but I was also exposed to what it is like to be on the other side spending time at BHP Billiton, South African Airways and the South African Reserve Bank.

I joined the FirstRand quantitative treasury rotation program which enabled me to further my banking experience.



My name is Atiyya Vally. I completed my LLB (Deans List) at Wits University and am currently reading a masters in Corporate and Banking law.

As an intern I worked on numerous legal frameworks including the Financial Sector Regulation Bill, Insurance Bill, amendments to the NCA regulations, Protection of Investment Bill, Expropriation Bill, Magistrate and High court rules, amongst others.

Furthermore, I prepared presentations and submissions to various stakeholders, chaired meetings, provided opinions and guidance on legal discussions and briefed senior counsel on litigation matters.

I was part of the BASA teams that appeared before Parliament, the FSB and National Treasury.

I left BASA as an admitted attorney and joined Bidvest Bank in legal and compliance.

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