Jaco is an associate in the Dispute Resolution Practice Group at Phatshoane Henney Attorneys, where he is involved in High Court and Magistrate Court litigation. Jaco is also involved in the Retail Banking department of the firm.
Jaco matriculated as dux scholar from Fichardtpark High School in Bloemfontein with eight distinctions. During his school career he also received numerous awards for academics, leadership, culture and sport (cricket and tennis), and was deputy head boy in his final year.
Jaco studied LL.B at the University of the Free State and achieved his degree summa cum laude. He also received numerous academic awards at university, including being nominated as the best LL.B student for every year of his studies, receiving recognition for being the best student in Legal Pluralism, Labour Law, Law of Delict, Commercial Law Contracts and Consumer and Insurance Law. Jaco was also visited Binghamton University, New York, USA as part of the Leadership4Change-programme.
LL.B (summa cum laude)
Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
Honours & awards:
Best first year LL.B student at UFS (2013)
Best second year LL.B student at UFS (2014)
Best third year LL.B student at UFS (2015)