Nobanzi Madikizela-Nyati

Nobanzi Madikizela-Nyati


Public Law, Risk, Governance and Compliance

Meet Nobanzi Madikizela-Nyati

Nobanzi is a Partner and Head of the firm’s Public Law, Risk, Governance and Compliance Practice. Nobanzi is also the Firm’s Chairperson.

Nobanzi’s professional career as an attorney spans over 15 years as a commercial litigator. Nobanzi commenced her professional career as an associate at Webber Wentzel Bowens (WWB). After a short stint at WWB, she left with the employment law team to start an employment law practice at Sonnenburg Hoffman Galombik (now Edward Nathan Sonnenberg) where she gained extensive experience in all aspects of collective and individual labour law.

Before joining Cowan-Harper-Madikizela Attorneys, Nobanzi was the Managing Director at Madikizela Nyati Attorneys (MNA), where she specialised in commercial litigation. At MNA, she also developed a keen interest in public administrative law, public procurement, risk, governance and compliance.

Nobanzi has both defended and challenged administrative judicial reviews on behalf of her clients and has achieved exceptional success rates. She advises on, inter alia, governance, public procurement, preparation and adjudication of bids, legal audits and regulatory law disputes. She has also been involved in various large-scale forensic investigations from a legal compliance perspective, working together with forensic investigators. Her vast experience in drafting and reviewing of commercial agreements coupled with her experience in commercial litigation adds value to any forensic investigation or legal audit that she is involved in, ensuring that from a quality management perspective, the findings arising from such investigations and recommendations are legally sustainable.

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