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2013-03-10 10:00

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Rain couldn’t dampen spirits in the Friendly City at the launch of a law firm. Clayton Morar was there.

Blame it on the popularity of legal dramas such as Suits and The Good Wife, but it looks like our law fraternity is entering a new Hollywood-style era.

Last week’s launch of law firm Boqwana Burns was an eye-opener as sports stars and administrators mingled with businesspeople and politicians at the luxurious Isango Gate Boutique Hotel in Port Elizabeth.

The 100 guests were hosted by internationally respected lawyer Max Boqwana and Mr SA 2010 Denver Burns, who seems set to become South Africa’s very own Harvey Specter with his sharp suits and slicked-back hair.

Not even the downpour could keep the likes of former Cricket SA chief executive Gerald Majola, businessman Mkhuseli Jack, SA Rugby Union President Silas Nkanunu and Port Elizabeth Mayor Zanoxolo Wayile away.

Boqwana and Burns are obviously big in the Friendly City, their hometown.

I have to admit it was a bit jarring to spot surfer and FHM model Roxy Louw – in all her glorious, tanned-blonde beauty among – the dark suits.

She was animated in the company of rugby legend Breyton Paulse as well as Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere, who added this event to his growing list of MC jobs.

Oh, and his hours in the gym are really starting to pay off (wink wink).

And what would an event be without former mayor Nceba Faku (there with his wife Unathi) and TV and radio personality Buli G, who is arguably Port Elizabeth’s biggest celeb.

She’s so in demand, she had to rush off to another engagement after an hour or so, but spent most of it catching up with Mhere. (Do we smell a romance brewing?)

Jazzy muzak mingled with our voices as we nibbled on crisps, finger foods, spring rolls and potato-mash balls with creamy sauces.

Cupcakes rounded it all off.

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