Thato Mahapa

Thato Mahapa is an experienced lawyer who specializes in ICT law, Corporate and Contract Law as well as Organizational Integrity with an LLB from University of the Witwatersrand. He has gained valuable experience working at senior levels in both the private and public sectors. He spent over 8 years focusing on the ICT sector with roles at the national regulator, ICASA (Independent Communications Authority of South Africa), On Digital Media (TopTV) and Smile Communications. He focused on Licensing and Compliance, Regulatory Drafting and Legislative Reviews as well as Executive Stakeholder management, amongst the many roles. His various roles covered South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria and Regional bodies representing either the company or the Republic at Regional and International level.

During his tenure at TopTV, he served on the industry self-regulatory body, the National Association of Broadcasters (the NAB), ultimately joining and serving on its executive committee. He was also appointed by the President of the Republic to become a board member of the Media Development and Diversity Agency (the MDDA). He also sat on the board of the South African Communications Forum (the SACF) from May 2014- April 2015. After a successful corporate career, Mr Mahapa joined Ncube INC in October 2015 as a candidate attorney and was admitted in June 2018. Following his admission, he remained an associate of Ncube INC attorneys and resumed his relationship with PYGMA Consulting and continued with the activities of TKM Advisory Service until establishing TM Mahapa INC in June 2019.

Service Offerings

Our portfolio of offerings consists of wide spectrum of legal services which cover the following areas broadly:

ENTERTAINMENT AND ICT LAW

  • Regulatory Compliance Services
  • Compliance Assessments and Reporting
  • Policy Analysis and Advice
  • Development or Review of internal Compliance Frameworks

FAMILY LAW

  • Divorce actions – opposed and unopposed (including settlement agreements)
  • Maintenance and Child Access matters
  • Protection Orders
  • Children’s Court

CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL LAW

  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Lease Agreements
  • Company Services
  • Trust and Estate Planning Services

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOUR LAW

  • Employment Contracts
  • Strikes
  • Arbitration and mediations
  • CCMA arbitrations and mediations
  • Disciplinary proceedings
  • Employment equity and discrimination
  • Skills Development
  • Training and facilitation

LITIGATION

  • Magistrates Court
  • High Court
  • Labour Court
  • CCMA

RESOURCE EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

The Firm is currently sourcing the right blend of resources aligned with the firm’s ethos to improve its capacity without compromising its identity. Announcements will be made in the near future.

About

TM Mahapa Incorporated Attorneys ("TM Mahapa Inc.") is a specialist law firm established by Thato Mahapa in 2019 as the founding director. At its infancy, the firm already boasts a number of individual and corporate clients across diverse areas of law including Entertainment, Telecommunication, Renewable Energy, Corporate, Procurement, and Family Law, amongst others. The firm prides itself on service excellence and a personalized approach to engagements with all our clients. This is guided and influenced by Mr Mahapa’s experience in the corporate world and in practice, servicing all types of clients from the high net-worth individuals, government and corporate executive and the ordinary citizen looking to find peace of mind. This is an ethos which we intend to keep central to our approach to customer service even as we grow.

The firm’s current clientele ranges from individuals to corporates and the work entails the provision of opinions, advise and representation on a number of fora. The preferred areas of service include Entertainment & ICT Law; Family Law; Commercial and Corporate law; Labour relations and Employment law; Regulatory and Compliance laws with a bias towards Information and Communication Technology Law as well as Policy Reviews and Legislative drafting. 

Contact

Address: 23-25 Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank Terrace North, Rosebank, Gauteng, 2196, South Africa.

T | +27 (0) 82 968 2959

E | thato@mahapa.co.za

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