I am an admitted advocate of the High Court of South Africa since 2011 and a member of the Johannesburg Bar since 2012. Prior to being called to the Bar I worked in corporate environment for local and international companies (SAB – Packaging Engineer and SAAB - CEO of SAAB Grintek) at executive and strategic level for over 16 years. I have experience in business processes, governance and legal framework for both the private and public sectors. In support of my hands on experience is my academic achievement. I hold three Masters Degrees in Electromechanical Engineering, Engineering Management (Projects, Contract Management, Operations and Product development) and Packaging Technology. Further, I hold an MBA and LLB degrees. I have completed courses in mediation and arbitration in Domestic and International arbitration in Commercial and Construction disputes.
I am a member of the Management Committee of the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa “AFSA”. I am also a member of the Guiding Committee of China Africa Joint Arbitration Centre, “CAJAC”. I am in the panel of arbitrators of Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (Commercial and construction arbitration), Association of Arbitrators Southern Africa (Construction Arbitration) and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK. I am also a member of the International Institute of Space Law.
I am member of the Legal Practice Council from 1 November 2018 for a period of three years. I am member of the BRICS Legal Forum Steering committee. I am also a member of the Johannesburg society of Advocates. I am also a member of the Johannesburg Society of Advocates Bar Council for 2019 and have served as a Bar Council member for the last two periods, namely 2017 and 2018.
My practice is currently general in nature, however, has a strong focus on commercial litigation, contract law, tax, competition, intellectual property law construction law and alternative dispute resolution (in particular, mediation, adjudication, arbitration in investment, commercial and construction fields.
I am a member of the Duma Nokwe Group, with my chambers at Fountain Chambers, Sandown Village Office Park, Corner Gwen Lane and 86 Maude Street, Sandton, Republic of South Africa.