Peet chose his passion for the law and the justice system as his first career, enrolling at the University of Pretoria for a B.Proc. after his compulsory four years of military service. “I was only 16 when I started Matric, having started school so young, but even as a teenager I was resolute in my decision to one day practice law,” he says. “I finished studying in 1994, and the following year I was admitted as an attorney after completing my articles.
I put my heart and soul into being a lawyer, growing my practice to the point where I was representing the top people in the country. Part of me wanted to prove to my family that I could be the first one in our family to successfully graduate from university and pursue a professional career, and the other part was driven by my personal ambition and my passion for the law.”