Doris Tshepe has advised government departments on exchange control, trade and income tax legislation, international co-operation agreements, special economic zones, affirmative action and a range of constitutional matters and has litigated extensively on media, competition, income tax, procurement and administrative law disputes.
She has been involved in drafting national and provincial laws including the Use of Official Languages Act and its draft Regulations, the Special Economic Zones Act and its Regulations, and Standards legislation for the Department of Trade and Industry.
She has advised on various labour legislation, such as the Employment Equity Act, Labour Relations Act, and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act. She has also drafted human resources policies such as terms and conditions of employment, HIV/AIDS policies, electronic communications policies and grievance and disciplinary policies.
She was also involved in establishing the Media Development and Diversity Agency, including advising it on various corporate governance policies and agreements with various funders. Doris specialises in constitutional and administrative law, legislative drafting, media and communication law, commercial law and competition law. Her public and private sector clients include statutory bodies, government at both national and provincial tiers and various non-governmental clients.
She received a BProc from the University of the North in 1993, followed by a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in 1995 from the University of Natal (Durban) and a Master of Laws (Tax) in 2000 from the University of the Witwatersrand.