I have a passion for people, sport and justice.

Since growing up in the picturesque town of Barkly East in the North Eastern Cape, I have studied at the University of Stellenbosch whilst staying in Wilgenhof, completed my articles as an attorney at the well-known firm, De Klerk & Van Gend Attorneys in Cape Town and pursued a career in law.

After a brief stint as a professional assistant at de Klerk and van Gend Attorneys and van der Ross and Motala Attorneys in Cape Town, I wrote the National Bar Exam and subsequently joined the Free State Society of Advocates of which I was a practicing member from 1996 to 1999.

In 2000 I joined Hans Klopper Inc. headed by Hans Klopper, a well-known corporate restructuring specialist and insolvency practitioner, at which firm I was a director until 2005, when I established Dirk Kotze Attorneys and commenced practising for my own account as an attorney in Stellenbosch.

In pursuing my career as a lawyer and in pursuit of achieving high standards as a professional, I have completed various post graduate qualifications and attended various courses.


  • 1991

    Graduated from University of Stellenbosch with the LLB degree.

  • 1993

    Admitted as an Attorney and Conveyancer of the High Court of South Africa.

  • 1996

    Admitted as a practicing Advocate at the Free State Bar.

    • Attended to and conducted 30 civil and criminal Trials in the High Court of South Africa.
    • Prepared and presented argument in the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein.
    • Conduct research and draft legal opinions on various legal topics.
  • 2003

    Appointed as Director of the Law firm, Hans Klopper Incorporated, a boutique law firm who specialized in a wide range of Insolvency and Liquidation related matters.

  • 2006

    Obtain a Masters degree in Commercial Law from the University of South Africa and commence practicing for own account in Stellenbosch as Dirk Kotze Attorneys.

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  • 2009

    Successfully completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Tax Law from the University of Stellenbosch.

  • 2012

    Successfully completed an Advanced short Course in Business Rescue Practice.

  • 2013

    Seminar on the new Tax Administration Act.