Meet Bongani Luthuli

Bongani is a Director in the firm’s Employment Practice. Bongani is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa and was duly admitted in 2014. He has the right of appearance and appears in the Magistrates Courts, Labour Courts and High Courts. He also appears frequently in dispute resolution forums such as the CCMA as well as various Bargaining Councils. 

He graduated at the University of Johannesburg with an LLB degree and further obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Law specializing in the Companies Act 1998. He passed his admission examination in 2013. 

Bongani is a contributing analyst for The Thinker Magazine, a Pan-African thought leadership publication.  He publishes mainly on Labour Law and Industrial Relations. 

Bongani is a conference speaker and does get invited to be a panellist on labour issues. He is also a speaker at HR Laws conferences annually where he speaks on BCEA and LRA amendments as well as the SASLAW Annual Conferences. He is fast becoming a name recognized and respected as an authority in the area of labour law and industrial relations. 

Bongani is a resident guest for radio stations where he speaks on topics within his area of expertise which includes SA FM, Power FM, Radio Pulpit, Top Radio and Ukhozi FM.

In 2020, Bongani was appointed as the Chairperson of the Legal and Constitutional Committee of the Young Democratic Youth Committee pursuant to the Grand Bassam Conference. He was unanimously appointed in this portfolio at a conference in Nairobi, Kenya.  In August 2020 Bongani launched his debut book “The Struggle for Visibility” which had Coach Steve Komphela deliver the keynote address. In the book, Bongani shares his struggle as a black lawyer and discusses some notable cases he has been involved in.

Bongani is a growing brand in the field of Labour Law which he started practicing in 2013 but is already making a name for himself as a rising star and is certainly tipped as being part of the next generation of jurists and thought leaders. 

He has been privileged to have numerous reported judgements from the Labour Court as well as the High Court. He is reported on matters involving evictions, restraint of trade, reviews from the CCMA and disputes involving essential services.  

True to Bongani being a Pan-Africanist, his jurisdiction includes Kenya, Botswana, Swaziland and Tanzania. He does labour and employment work in these jurisdictions and drafts contracts of employment in line with the applicable labour legislations of those respective countries.

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