Our founding directors are very experienced attorneys who have practiced law from the time that they concluded their studies at university to date. Their experience ranges from 24 years to 14 years of practice in various fields of law.
Meet Our Directors
Tebogo Malatji completed his B Proc at Turfloop University (now University of Limpopo) and an LLB from Howard College at the University of Natal (now University of Kwa-Zulu Natal). He was the first black director at a predominantly Afrikaans commercial law firm in Pretoria in 1998 and rose to become its managing director in 2005 until 2018 when Malatji Kanyane Attorneys was formed.
Tebogo’s practice covers a full spectrum of advice and litigation services for Boards, Statutory Councils, CEO’s of Statutory bodies and parastatals on all aspects of Public Law, the exercise of public power, application of the PFMA, Treasury Regulations and Directives, as well as corporate governance and restructurings.
Sunelle graduated from the North-West University with a BCom in 1998 and an LLB in 2000. During her final year of law studies, she was an exchange student at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. She gained her LLM degree from UNISA in 2007, specialising in Contract Law with an emphasis on insurance. She has a number of certificates and diplomas from the University of Pretoria, including Insolvency Practice; Companies Law; Consumer Protection Law and Pension Funds Law.
Sunelle specialises in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, with a sharp focus on the regulatory environment in both the financial and medical scheme sectors. She has been consulted in cross-border litigation and international arbitration proceedings, and regularly advises a variety of corporate clients, including JSE-listed entities, multibillion-Rand corporations and public entities on compliance and liability issues.
Bonang Lorato Masia
Bonang gained an LLB from the University of Pretoria in 2003 and started her articles of clerkship in 2004. She was admitted as an attorney in 2006 and since then has enjoyed rapid upward mobility in her career. She is passionate about Competition Law, her specialist field of interest, holding a certificate in the subject from the University of Pretoria.
Bonang’s practice spans across a raft of areas of expertise including advice and litigation stemming from Public Law issues such as the interpretation of legislation and compliance, and other regulatory prescripts. She regularly advises and conducts litigation on behalf of clients in the in the private and public sector, including regulatory bodies on all matters relating to corporate governance, regulatory compliance in the healthcare sector; public procurement, PFMA obligations, as well as general corporate and commercial matters.
Sayi studied at the University of Pretoria where she graduated with an LLB and an LLM. She was admitted as an attorney in 2009. She worked at the Legal Resources Centre – Constitutional Litigation Unit – where she specialised in private sector accountability litigation.
Sayi has experience in Public Law, Administrative Law, Commercial Law, Employment Law, Class (Group) Actions, Constitutional Law, Business & Human Rights Law, Land claims, and Housing and Evictions Litigation.
Meet our Consultant
Molatelo Daniel Mathikithela
Molatelo completed his LLB from the University of South Africa in 2012. In 2016, Molatelo joined Gildenhuys Malatji Attorneys as a candidate attorney. During his time at Gildenhuys Malatji, he was exposed to general litigation where he was handling High Court and Magistrate Court litigations in personal injury matters (including RAF claims, medical negligence, unlawful arrests and malicious prosecution) and family law.
He also worked in the conveyancing and notarial practice department where he assisted both the private and public sector, including owners, landlords, investors, developers, as well as local, provincial and national government entities. He handled numerous matters relating to owning, leasing and selling land and commercial property, land development and construction. He drafted legal opinions on property law matters, drafted commercial agreements, ante-nuptial contracts, will and trust deeds. He also attended to the registration of servitudes and transfers.
Meet our Associates
Ally Tshepho Makgopa
Ally graduated with an LLB from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2014 and was a graduate trainee in the legal services division at the Competition Commission of South Africa.
During his time at the Commission Ally assisted in the formulation of the Commission’s Competition Law guidelines, and drafting of the Commission’s case referrals to the Competition Tribunal, and was part of a litigation team in legal services that worked on cartel cases and prior implementations of mergers.
Khathutshelo completed his LLB from the University of South Africa in 2012. In 2018, Khathutshelo joined Gildenhuys Malatji Attorneys as a candidate attorney. During his time at Gildenhuys Malatji, he was exposed to general litigation where he was handling High Court and Magistrate Court litigations in personal injury matters (including RAF claims, medical negligence, unlawful arrests and malicious prosecution).
Khathutshelo was exposed to public Law and commercial Litigation where he was litigating on various matters of public law including reviews, drafting legal opinions on administrative law matters predominantly contracts and procurement reviews and applications to compel.